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Quality and Safety in Health Care, Part XLVIII

Discussion Groups and Burnout

Harolds, Jay A., MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002337
From the American College of Nuclear Medicine

Discussion groups are one of the methods advocated to help prevent burnout and help in recovery from burnout. Balint groups, Schwartz Rounds, narrative medicine and reflection groups, discussion workshops to gain certain skills, and general support groups are examples of these groups. Participation in these groups produces other positive ramifications for health care providers and health care systems including promoting teamwork, collegiality, support networking, decreasing stress, and finding meaning in work.

From the Advanced Radiology Services and the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Services, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI.

Received for publication August 26, 2018; revision accepted September 9, 2018.

Correspondence to: Jay A. Harolds, MD, Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Advanced Radiology Services, PC, 3264 N Evergreen Dr, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail:

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