• 1 Department of Urological Surgery, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2 Irish Society of Urology, Dublin, Ireland
  • 3 Department of Occupational Health, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • 4 The British Association of Urological Surgeons, London, UK
BJU Int, 2016 Feb;117(2):363-72.
PMID: 26178315 DOI: 10.1111/bju.13218


To determine the incidence of 'burnout' among UK and Irish urological consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs). The second objective was to identify possible causative factors and to investigate the impact of various vocational stressors that urologists face in their day-to-day work and to establish whether these correlate with burnout. The third objective was to develop a new questionnaire to complement the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), more specific to urologists as distinct from other surgical/medical specialties, and to use this in addition to the MBI to determine if there is a requirement to develop effective preventative measures for stress in the work place, and develop targeted remedial measures when individuals are affected by burnout.

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