Promoting Wellness and Stress Management in Residents through Emotional Intelligence Training

Previous literature on Emotional Intelligence (EI) demonstrates that physicians with higher levels of EI are less susceptible to burnout. The purpose of the study examines that theory by assessing the impact of educational intervention in increasing overall EI level in residents; specifically their stress management and wellness scores. Residents students volunteered to complete an online self assessment survey measuring EI before and after an educational intervention session. Results found that there was a significant increase in EI scores after the educational intervention in both stress management and overall wellness. Therefore teaching EI skills is highly efficient in promoting wellness amongst resident physicians.

Measuring Burnout

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