MEDICINE
FOR LIFE  

Stress and burnout can impact career longevity in medicine. The first step is knowing more about the problem.

MEDICAL PROFESSION

Even the perception of a boundary crossing can harm a doctor’s reputation.

We think boundary challenges are common, often stressful, and could contribute to burn out.

NPS MedicineWise medical advisor Dr Caroline West speaks with A/Prof Lisa Lampe about burn out and the high cost for health professionals and patients.

Burnout is a global issue for health professional. Not only is the cost high for the health professional with increased risk of depression and suicide, but patients can suffer too.

Professional Boundaries

Research by the University of Newcastle’s School of Medicine and Public Health.

Few doctors and medical students receive training in how to navigate day-to-day challenges to professional boundaries.

Being prepared for boundary challenges helps reduce stress.

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YOUR OPINION MATTERS

Our anonymous online survey can be completed in about 20-minutes.

Let us know how often you encounter professional boundary challenges.

Share your opinion about the resources, training, support or services you need.

HIGH QUALITY RESEARCH

Skilled research team with experience & knowledge of real-world medical care

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Research study funded by a grant provided by the Avant Foundation

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University of Newcastle human ethics research committee approved

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School of Medicine
& Public Health

The research is headed by A/Prof Lisa Lampe, MBBS, PhD at the  University of Newcastle’s School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Why is the study needed?

1

MEDICAL PROFESSION

The medical profession is rewarding but can be demanding and stressful.

2

NAVIGATE BOUNDARIES

Few doctors & medical students receive training for professional boundary challenges.

3

TRAINING  GAPS

Without training its harder

to build confidence in identifying and managing boundary challenges.

4

STRESS BURNOUT

Lack of confidence in managing boundary challenges may increase stress.  

5

PATIENT HARM

Unpreparedness for boundary challenges can increase the risk of boundary crossings and harm patients.

6

CAREER IMPACT

Even the perception of a boundary crossing can harm a doctor’s reputation and carreer prospects

 
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"By learning about the frequency and impact of non-sexual boundary challenges, we can find better ways to support doctors and medical students, personally and professionally."

A/Prof Lisa Lampe, MBBS, PhD

Putting Doctors & Medical Students First

We aim to learn more about the experiences of doctors and medical students in Australia
 
  • Prior training and confidence in dealing with boundary challenges of various types

  • How frequently boundary challenges are encountered

  • Impacts on levels of wellbeing, fulfillment, stress and burnout

  • Whether challenges are more frequent or impactful in different settings or at different stages of training

 

PARTICIPATE
& LEARN 

After sharing your opinion in the anonymous online survey,  you will have the opportunity to review common case scenarios and read tips and commentary on how to better manage non-sexual professional boundaries.

Please read the full Participant Information Statement before deciding whether to participate.

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FULL STUDY INFORMATION

Full study details are accessible in the participant information statement. 

CONTACT

If you have any questions, please contact the study Research Coordinator Trent Hammond by telephone (02) 4921 5051 or email: trent.hammond@newcastle.edu.au.