School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Candi Marie Payne
burnout, job satisfaction, emergency department providers
Osei-Wusu, Kendra, "Focused Group Meetings To Promote Job Satisfaction For Emergency Department Advanced Providers" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4000.
Objective: Over the last few years, the pattern of increased burnout, operating under adverse environments, and being under- appreciated as led to a decrease in job satisfaction among emergency room providers(physicians, advanced practicing nurses, and physician assistants). Therefore, this scholarly project examined if small focused group discussions among emergency room providers will help combat poor job satisfaction scores and increase the well-being of the practitioners that keep the emergency room functioning. Methods: Using a quasi-experimental design, 10 providers that work in the emergency department at Lifebridge Health were randomly selected. Baseline well-being and job satisfaction rates were measured prior to implementing the focused group discussion. A total of five discussions took place over the course of two months, which involved work reflections, and group shared experiences. The main measurable outcomes included job satisfaction and provider well-being. Results: At the end of the focused group discussions, the job satisfaction rate had increased from six out of 10 of the providers with a P value of .06. There were no statistically-significant differences in well-being post intervention.