Examining Burnout in Interprofessional Intensive Care Unit Clinicians Using Qualitative Analysis

Author(s): Gretchen A. Colbenson, MD, Jennifer L. Ridgeway, PhD, Roberto P. Benzo, MD, and Diana J. Kelm, MD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires May 31, 2026

Topics: Behavioral/Psychosocial, Collaboration

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NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Multiple factors contribute to work-related stress and burnout across different professions in the intensive care unit. Improved communication and increased receptivity to diverse opinions among members of the multidisciplinary team may help reduce stress.


  • Identify typical work stressors that may contribute to burnout in intensive care nurses.
  • Compare and contrast work stressors experienced by physicians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and nurses.
  • Describe strategies to reduce work stressors in an ICU work environment.

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