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dc.contributor.authorFox, Susan
dc.contributor.authorLydon, Sinéad
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Dara
dc.contributor.authorMadden, Caoimhe
dc.contributor.authorConnolly, Fergal
dc.contributor.authorO'Connor, Paul
dc.identifier.citationFox, Susan, Lydon, Sinéad, Byrne, Dara, Madden, Caoimhe, Connolly, Fergal, & O’Connor, Paul. (2018). A systematic review of interventions to foster physician resilience. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 94(1109), 162. doi:10.1136/postgradmedj-2017-135212en_IE
dc.description.abstractThis review aimed to synthesise the literature describing interventions to improve resilience among physicians, to evaluate the quality of this research and to outline the type and efficacy of interventions implemented. Searches were conducted in April 2017 using five electronic databases. Reference lists of included studies and existing review papers were screened. English language, peer-reviewed studies evaluating interventions to improve physician resilience were included. Data were extracted on setting, design, participant and intervention characteristics and outcomes. Methodological quality was assessed using the Downs and Black checklist. Twenty-two studies were included. Methodological quality was low to moderate. The most frequently employed interventional strategies were psychosocial skills training and mindfulness training. Effect sizes were heterogeneous. Methodologically rigorous research is required to establish best practice in improving resilience among physicians and to better consider how healthcare settings should be considered within interventions.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported through funding from the Health Service Executive National Doctors Training and Planning.en_IE
dc.publisherBMJ Publishing Groupen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofPostgraduate Medical Journalen
dc.subjectstematic reviewen_IE
dc.titleA systematic review of interventions to foster physician resilienceen_IE
dc.contributor.funderHealth Services Executiveen_IE
dc.contributor.funderNational Doctors Training and Planningen_IE
dc.local.contactPaul O'Connor, General Practice, School Of Medicine, Clinical Science Inst, Nui Galway. 2897 Email:

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