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THE AMERICAN BALINT SOCIETY
We exist to make good care better
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NEW WEBSITE CP11 Why have a residency group
Why have a Balint Group?
After the 2014 spring Balint Leadership Training Intensive in Seattle the faculty talked about Balint groups and their effects to make the video above.
The American Balint Society has produced several explanations detailing the skills supported by Balint groups:
ABS ACGME policy statement
ACGME Competencies addressed by Balint Groups
Balint groups address burnout risk and isolation and improve clinicians' use of themselves:
Balint Groups as a Means to Increase Job Satisfaction & Prevent Burnout
Integrating Intuition and Reasoning: How Balint Groups Can Help Medical Decision Making
Intervention to Promote Physician Wellbeing, Job Satisfaction & Professionalism
Program directors and medical educators have reflected on how Balint groups develop professionalism and benefit programs:
Balint Groups: The Nuts and Bolts of Making Better Doctors
Introducing & Integrating Reflective Practices in Medical Education
Excerpts from "Balint Seminars in a Family Practice Residency"
Helping Doctors Develop
"Restoring the Core of Clinical Practice: What is a Balint group and how does it help?"
by Laurel Milberg, PhD and Katherine Knowlton, PhD. Available in paperback or ebook