Author Interviews, JAMA, Mental Health Research, Surgical Research, UCSF / 27.05.2019
Can Mindfulness-Based Training Reduce Stress and Burnout in Surgeons?
MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Carter Lebares, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery Director, Center for Mindfulness in Surgery Department of Surgery, UCSF MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: This study was inspired by extensive evidence of the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) for mitigating stress and enhancing performance in other high-stress populations like police and the military. We know that overwhelming stress is related to burnout and to cognitive errors - two critical issues within surgery, today. This prompted us to tailor and streamline an MBI specifically for surgeons, and to test it in our trainees. (more…)