Not all interventions for burnout cost money: the value of debrief groupsBMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4377 (Published 25 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4377
- Sara V Lightowlers, academic clinical fellow clinical oncology,
- Mareike K Thompson, academic clinical fellow clinical oncology,
- Susannah L Hunt, chaplain
- Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge CB2 0QQ, UK
Spurred on by a BMJ Careers article on Balint groups,1 and recognising rising stress in our peers, we started a monthly debrief group for oncology registrars in our centre, facilitated by a medically qualified chaplain (SLH).
Topics have been wide ranging, reflecting all three dimensions of burnout (depersonalisation, exhaustion, and professional inefficacy),2 and have included high stress when …