A cross-sectional interview survey of 103 HIV/AIDS and 100 oncology staff in nine treatment sites in London aimed to identify ways in which work stress affected domestic and social lives of such staff.
In all staff, one-third of those without long-term emotional relationships stated they felt their work formed a barrier to their being involved in that way.
Most subjects reported spending a considerable amount of time discussing work with partners, and work-related subjects caused conflict for just under half of the total sample.
Thirty-nine percent reported their partners complained regularly about their commitment to work, and one-quarter overall reported their relationship had suffered as a result of their work in HIV or oncology.
Using tests of association comparing group responses to structured interview and standardized psychometric items, few differences were found overall between staff in HIV/AIDS and staff in oncology.
HIV staff were more likely to be motivated to work through peer concern, and friends of HIV staff were more likely to be supportive of their working in such a field.
On the other hand, families of oncology staff were more supportive of their work than were families of HIV staff.
HIV staff were more likely to have had a family member who had suffered from a chronic or life-threatening disease.
HIV staff were less likely to avoid discussing their work socially.
Suggestions for addressing the potentially corrosive impact of health care ...
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Immunodéficit, Hémopathie, Cancérologie, Equipe soignante, Stress, Epuisement usure, Milieu professionnel, Qualité vie, Relation familiale, Personnel sanitaire, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Adulte, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immune deficiency, Hemopathy, Cancerology, Hospital staff, Stress, Occupational burnout, Occupational environment, Quality of life, Familial relation, Health staff, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Adult, Human
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