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Burnout syndrome in anaesthesiologists


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Mihić, Nikolina. (2018). Burnout syndrome in anaesthesiologists. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Arambašić, Lidija].

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Anaesthesiology is recognized as an occupation with objectively demanding and stressful job characteristics, and high risk for development of various problems including burnout syndrome. Anaesthesiologists and physicians in general, show great resistance regarding help-seeking, especially for psychological problems. Severity of possible consequences of the burnout syndrome and not enough research in this area were the main motivation for this study. The main purpose of the study was to get detailed insight into different aspects of burnout syndrome in anaesthesiologists, including knowledge, perceived severity and willingness to seek help when symptoms arise. The purpose of study was also to determine if there are any differences between attendings and residents. Combination of qualitative and quantitative methodology was used. Qualitative part consisted of semi-structured interviews which were used to examine determinants of burnout, and quantitative part was used to determine if there are any differences between two groups in knowledge and perceived severity. Participants report regular exposure to stress-related concepts, partial knowledge of burnout, and question the quality of education they are receiving about this syndrome. Participants also consider burnout as a serious problem and recognize that anaesthesiologists, as an occupation, are under risk for developing it. Despite previous personal experience with burnout and current symptoms, participants are not open to the idea of help-seeking. There is a strong tendency of relying on themselves and avoiding seeking for help until the symptoms become severe. Differences were found between attendings and residents in education about burnout (but not knowledge), previous personal experiences and current symptoms, as well as in the preferred source of help and barriers they perceive in help-seeking process.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: burnout syndrome, anaesthesiology
Subjects: Psychology > Zdravstvena psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Arambašić, Lidija
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2018 07:54
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2018 07:54

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