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Clinical Research Monitor Burnout - Root Causes, Corrective and Preventive Action

In clinical research settings, both psychological and physical well-being are components of individual health, and they are interdependent. Both elements should be considered while assessing well-being over the long run. Burnout and work-related stress are ongoing issues in industrialized nations. Early diagnosis and treatment of job-related stress symptoms might lessen individual suffering and enhance creativity and productivity at work. Clinical research monitors are responsible for various challenging activities, including recruiting patients, monitoring and evaluating patients, and data collection, among others. Despite initiatives such as role delineation and structural changes to streamline the complexity of this position, many research monitors continue to experience burnout due to the overwhelming and demanding nature of their job. This article aims to evaluate and define the trends of burnout in clinical research, identify personal and professional traits that are linked to burnout, and discuss the root cause, and corrective, and preventive actions of clinical research to monitor burnout. To prevent burnout, strategies such as time management, prioritization, self-care, and supportive work environments need to be implemented. Burnout has a considerable impact on contemporary culture and can affect socioeconomic status and job happiness. Therefore, it is crucial to address burnout in clinical research settings to promote the well-being of research monitors and improve the quality of research outcomes. The primary goals of this article are to assess and define burnout trends in clinical research, as well as to identify the personal traits, professional traits, excessive workload, area of competence, years of experience, and work fulfillment which are associated with burnout. Also provided corrective and preventive measures.

Clinical Research, Burnout, Human Multi-Tasking, Workload Stress

APA Style

John Ughulu. (2023). Clinical Research Monitor Burnout - Root Causes, Corrective and Preventive Action. American Journal of Nursing Science, 12(3), 64-68.

ACS Style

John Ughulu. Clinical Research Monitor Burnout - Root Causes, Corrective and Preventive Action. Am. J. Nurs. Sci. 2023, 12(3), 64-68. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20231203.12

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John Ughulu. Clinical Research Monitor Burnout - Root Causes, Corrective and Preventive Action. Am J Nurs Sci. 2023;12(3):64-68. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20231203.12

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