Burnout in volunteer workers in the HIV/AIDS area results in the loss of dedicated personnel, consequently straining the HIV/AIDS care delivery system.
By assessing the predictors of burnout and grief, this study describes the role of grief in HIV/AIDS volunteer burnout.
Voluntary and anonymous questionnaires were sent to members of the Foundation for Interfaith Research and Ministry (FIRM), a multi-religious organization formed to provide volunteer work in HIV/AIDS care facilities around Houston, Texas.
In 174 valid responses, grief was measured against work characteristics, burnout, rewards, stressors, and the general health questionnaire (GHQ).
No significant relationship was found between grief and burnout ; however, burnout in volunteers may be different from that in health care professionals for the following reasons :
No significant relationship was found between grief and burnout ;
(1) volunteers choose to work in the HIV/AIDS area ;
(2) they have control over the time they spend volunteering ;
(3) volunteers are internally motivated to work in the HIV/AIDS area ;
and (4) if the volunteer does not enjoy the work, they can terminate their involvement with minimal cost.
The best univariate predictors of grief are time spent as a volunteer and volunteer hours per week, where those who spend the most hours volunteering experience less grief.
The Reward/Stress measures most significantly associated with grief include empathy/self-knowing reward, emotional support reward, and emotional overload stress.
The strongest pr...
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunodéficit, Hémopathie, Equipe soignante, Volontariat, Stress, Epuisement usure, Réaction deuil, Aide thérapeutique, Support social, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adulte, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immune deficiency, Hemopathy, Hospital staff, Volunteering, Stress, Occupational burnout, Mourning reaction, Therapeutic assistance, Social support, United States, North America, America, Adult, Human
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Cote : 96-0282372
Code Inist : 002A26N06. Création : 199608.