Burnout in Australian Eating Disorder Treatment Providers: A Replication and Extension Study

1. Name of Researcher, Academic Institution and Contact Details

Anna Simpson – Charles Sturt University

australianburnoutstudy@gmail.com

2. Name of Chief Investigator

See above

3. Name of University Supervisor

Dr Stephanie Quinton

squinton@csu.edu.au

4. Project Name and Brief Synopsis

‘Burnout in Australian Eating Disorder Treatment Providers: A Replication and Extension Study’

You are invited to participate in a study that aims to conduct the first exploration of overall burnout levels in Australian eating disorder treatment providers, as well as identify the demographic and work-related factors that are most relevant to burnout in Australian eating disorder treatment providers. Findings from this study will provide the first snapshot of burnout levels in Australian eating disorder treatment providers. Furthermore, findings may assist in the development of burnout prevention and support programs specifically for clinicians who work with eating disorder patients, as well as inform important targets for supervision and professional development activities.

5. Recruitment details

We are seeking any mental health professionals who are either currently or historically have provided treatment to eating disorder patients. This may include individuals from the following professions: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Dieticians, Social Workers, General Practitioners, and Counsellors. If you are a mental health professional who has never provided treatment to eating disorder patients then you are unfortunately not eligible to participate.

Participation will involve completing an anonymous online survey that will take approximately 20 minutes of your time. The survey consists of three questionnaires that ask about your experiences with burnout and treating eating disorder patients, as well as some demographic information. The ‘Start the Survey’ button below will take you to the full Participant Information Sheet and the survey.

Start the Survey

6. Human Research Ethics Board and Approval Number

This research project is being undertaken by Anna Simpson to meet the requirements for the Master of Clinical Psychology degree at Charles Sturt University, under the supervision of Dr Stephanie Quinton from the School of Psychology at Charles Sturt University. The project has received ethical approval from Charles Sturt University Human Research Ethics Committee (Protocol Number H17144).

7. Opening and closing date for recruitment

Closing date: 31st January 2018