Abstract Title
Psychological Support Group for Medical Students

Authors

Theme

Student wellbeing

INSTITUTION

Anhembi Morumbi University

Background

The quality of life of medical students is an ongoing concern. Recent studies reveal reports of psychological harassment suffered by students during medical education. Exposure to psychological harassment has precipitated the incidence of psychological disorders, such as alcoholism, burnout and suicide. These disorders may promote damage to the student's life that impact negatively on self-care, professional career, interpersonal relationships and quality of service delivery to the community. Considering the impact of mental health in maintaining quality of life, medical schools must strive efforts in planning and implementing programs to promote mental health for the medical student. In an attempt to promote mental health for our students, the school of Medicine, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi initiated a project to develop coping skills of adverse situations experienced during training.

Conclusion

The results so far observed are motivators for the continuity of this project. Furthermore, they emphasize the importance of implementing strategies for promotion and prevention in mental health for periods prior to development of disease to their effectiveness is maximized.

References

     

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1.   Dyrbye LN, Power DV, Massie FS, Eacker A, Harper W, Thomas MR, et al. Factors associated with resilience to and recovery from burnout: a prospective, multi-institutional study of US medical students. Med. Educ. 2010, 44(10): 1016-26.

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Summary of Work

Students are invited to attend a monthly meeting, in groups of a maximum of 15 participants, lasting 90 minutes, carried a large room without furniture, which may be transformed to meet the objectives of the day's activity. At each meeting addressed a different theme, chosen according to the skills to be developed. The material and technique to be applied are prepared in advance and the group dynamic is always conducted by at least two psychologists who are part of the core psychological support to medical students at the university. Meetings are structured as follows: introduction, main activity and closure. Important to note that this project is an intervention proposal and has no intention to introduce a quantitative measure of its results. Thus, there was no prior verification of skills to be developed and the results were verified by observing the behavior of students in the group and in the everyday, beyond the verbal feedback from them.

Summary of Results

Were formed six groups of 15 students, which at the end of the first cycle of the project, had participated in eight meetings per group.At the end of the 8 meetings was greater integration of students with significant expansion of their social support networks. There was also the finding of increased personal and interpersonal commitment in facing adversity, as well as improvement in the quality of self-care behavior, self-control and self-confidence in students' everyday lives observed in the relationship between peers and teachers. Another source of observation of the results was the spontaneous demand for psychological services in the core student support.

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