Background High levels of both burnout and job satisfaction have been found in recent studies of mental health professionals.
A qualitative methodology was used in a related study to explore reasons for these findings and to investigate staff's accounts of their strategies for coping with their work, and their views of support provided for them and how their jobs might be made less stressful and still more satisfying.
A semi-structured schedule was used to interview a purposive sample of 30 mental health staff drawn from three South London geographical sectors, selected to include junior and senior members of each profession in both hospital and community settings.
Interviews were transcribed and analysed using QSR NUD.
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Informal contacts with colleagues were the most frequently mentioned way of coping with the difficult and demanding aspects of work in both hospital and community settings, closely followed by time management techniques.
The main formal sources of support described by staff were individual supervision and staff support groups.
Accounts of the former were generally positive, but there was great variation in opinions about whether support groups are useful.
Almost all the interviewees believed that their jobs could be improved by further training. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Analyse qualitative, Satisfaction professionnelle, Attitude, Epuisement professionnel, Stress, Personnel sanitaire, Service santé, Santé mentale, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Qualitative analysis, Job satisfaction, Attitude, Occupational burnout, Stress, Health staff, Health service, Mental health, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0351197
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 14/12/1999.