Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Medical Science (MMSc)

First Advisor

Benjamin Doolittle, MD, MA Div


Burnout affects nearly 50% of healthcare providers including physician associates throughout their professions. The extent of burnout experienced is directly related to the life satisfaction of these providers and to the level of care they provide their patients. One effective way to combat burnout is emotional intelligence practice, but there is little evidence to suggest that incorporating spiritual well-being can reduce burnout and improve life satisfaction in clinicians. In this study, we will assess the effect of spiritual guided practice on burnout and life satisfaction in physician associates. Using a non-blinded randomized control trial, we will select inpatient hospitalist physician associates from local tertiary hospitals and assign them to the intervention or control. This study may provide evidence for a novel way to combat burnout rates and life satisfaction in physician associates.

Open Access

This Article is Open Access