Providing support to doctors working in intensive care

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/298888
Title:
Providing support to doctors working in intensive care
Authors:
Murphy, JFA
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Jouranl
Issue Date:
May-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/298888
Abstract:
‘Jading’ is a process of exhaustion in which apathy and cynicism replace the drive to be responsive and caring. ‘Burnout’ a term first coined in the psychology literature in 1974 was based on Graham Greene’s novel ‘A Burnt-Out Case1. It is the umbrella description for disengagement in the workplace setting characterised by withdrawal, denial and inefficiency. There is an alienation from the pressures of work. Marshall and Kasman2 defined it as ‘the loss of motivation for creative thought’. It is the opposite of engagement which is associated with energy and optimism. People who experience all 3 symptoms- emotional exhaustion, negative attitude towards patients, reduced sense of personal accomplishment- have the greatest degree of burnout. It doesn’t get better by being ignored. These processes have serious consequences for the individual involved and the hospital that they work in. The doctor underperforms and the Unit becomes dysfunctional There is decreased quality of care, increased absenteeism, and high staff turnover. There is an inability to make decisions and a failure to set priorities.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY; STRESS; MEDICAL STAFF
Local subject classification:
JOB SATISFACTION; BURNOUT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, JFAen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-15T11:51:03Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-15T11:51:03Z-
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/298888-
dc.description.abstract‘Jading’ is a process of exhaustion in which apathy and cynicism replace the drive to be responsive and caring. ‘Burnout’ a term first coined in the psychology literature in 1974 was based on Graham Greene’s novel ‘A Burnt-Out Case1. It is the umbrella description for disengagement in the workplace setting characterised by withdrawal, denial and inefficiency. There is an alienation from the pressures of work. Marshall and Kasman2 defined it as ‘the loss of motivation for creative thought’. It is the opposite of engagement which is associated with energy and optimism. People who experience all 3 symptoms- emotional exhaustion, negative attitude towards patients, reduced sense of personal accomplishment- have the greatest degree of burnout. It doesn’t get better by being ignored. These processes have serious consequences for the individual involved and the hospital that they work in. The doctor underperforms and the Unit becomes dysfunctional There is decreased quality of care, increased absenteeism, and high staff turnover. There is an inability to make decisions and a failure to set priorities.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectOCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETYen_GB
dc.subjectSTRESSen_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL STAFFen_GB
dc.subject.otherJOB SATISFACTIONen_GB
dc.subject.otherBURNOUTen_GB
dc.titleProviding support to doctors working in intensive careen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Jouranlen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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