The prevalence and causes of'burnout'and psychiatric disorder among senior oncologists and palliative care specialists have been measured in a national questionnaire-based survey.
All consultant non-surgical oncologists in the UK were asked to participate.
Sources of work-related stress and satisfaction were measured using study-specific questions which were aggregated into factors.
Psychiatric disorder was estimated using the 12-item General Health Questionnaire.
Psychiatric disorder was independently associated with the stress of feeling overloaded (P<0.0001), dealing with treatment toxicity/errors (P<0.004) and deriving little satisfaction from professional status/esteem (P=0.002).'Burnout'was also related to these factors, and in addition was associated with high stress and low satisfaction from dealing with patients, and with low satisfaction from having adequate resources (each at a level of P¾0.002).
Clinicians who felt insufficiently trained in communication and management skills had significantly higher levels of distress than those who felt sufficiently trained.
If'burnout'and psychiatric disorder among cancer clinicians are to be reduced, increased resources will be required to lessen overload and to improve training in communication and management skills.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Cancérologie, Homme, Trouble psychiatrique, Epuisement usure, Stress, Satisfaction professionnelle, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Personnel sanitaire, Spécialité médicale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Cancerology, Human, Mental disorder, Occupational burnout, Stress, Job satisfaction, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Health staff, Medical specialty
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0376918
Code Inist : 002A26N03B. Création : 01/03/1996.