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RESEARCH BEHIND BURDEN TRANSFER
Unburdened targets Burden Transfer as a mechanism of stress and burnout in veterinary medicine. Learn more about Burden Transfer here:
Spitznagel et al (2019) Journal of the American Veterinary Association: Establishing the link between owner caregiver burden and service utilization in a general veterinary clinic setting
Shaevitz et al (2020) Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine: Replicating the link between owner caregiver burden and service utilization in a specialty oncology veterinary clinic setting
Spitznagel et al (2019) Journal of the American Veterinary Association: Establishing that Burden Transfer occurs in veterinary medicine, and that stress and burnout are strongly related to individual reactivity of a veterinarian to difficult interactions with owners
RESEARCH BEHIND ACT
Unburdened uses an adaptation of Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), focusing specifically on Burden Transfer to reduce reactivity to difficult veterinary client interactions. Learn more about ACT here:
Spitznagel et al (2022) Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association: Randomized controlled trial showing that the Unburdened ACT program significantly reduced burden transfer, stress, and burnout in veterinary healthcare teams.
Spitznagel et al (2021) New Zealand Veterinary Journal: Randomized pilot trial showing that brief ACT education through the Unburdened program significantly reduced burden transfer, with changes in raw scores suggesting decreased stress and burnout in veterinary personnel.
Gaupp et al (2020) Frontiers in Psychiatry: Demonstrating success of a brief ACT program to enhance presence and work functioning in healthcare providers.