The Dutch Association for Cardiologists (NVVC) is afraid that the well-being of her members is being jeopardized by the high work pressure (Dutch) cardiologists often experience. In order to act properly, the union’s Quality Committee aims to get insight in this well-being of her members. It planned to do an inventory which should function as the foundation for future recommendations and a so called “standard” for a healthy cardiology practice in the Netherlands. The inventory and accompanying research will be performed by PP&CC.
Rosa Bogerd will be in the lead of the inventory and presentation/ reporting of the results. Together with the team we made questionnaire, existing of the literature’s most prominent constructs related to burn-out and fulfilment, that will provide insight into well-being, work pleasure and professional fulfilment, work pressure, time for patients, resilience, feedback culture, team atmospheres, etc amongst Dutch cardiologists. The questionnaire was filled in by 320 cardiologists. After analyzing the data, not only will they be used in the association’s Quality of Care report, but they will also be published in a scientific paper.