A Successful Debrief Program for House Staff.

Journal Article

Challenging end-of-life encounters can be stressful and may lead to burnout. Monthly debriefing sessions are led by a physician and clinical social worker (LCSW). Sessions focus on experiences and emotional reactions rather than case details. Themes identified included; feeling unsupported after difficult deaths, identifying with patients emotionally, and conceptualizing a "good" versus "bad" death. Debriefing provides opportunities for residency physicians to reflect on the affective side of their work and helps promote resiliency.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Leff, V; Klement, A; Galanos, A

Published Date

  • April 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 2-3

Start / End Page

  • 87 - 90

PubMed ID

  • 28426397

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28426397

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-4264

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/15524256.2017.1314234


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States