‘Burnout’ or burn worker syndrome is one of the consequences that health workers have to face due to high levels of stress during the pandemic. one of the following Affected groups have been dedicated professionals for emergenciesOf which, according to a study, 60% suffer from it.
However, only Of those surveyed in this research, only 41% indicated they had access to psychological support., face-to-face or virtual, which can be very useful for reducing the effects of this syndrome. The lack of psychological attention to health professionals can overwhelm the health system, because if they “burn out”, they will not be able to provide the expected quality of care.
The same study evaluated the presence of Symptoms associated with this syndrome, mainly Emotional fatigue and depersonalization. The above corresponded to 60% of those who suffered from at least one of them, while 31% also had both symptoms, indicating that ‘burnout’ is at a level that requires professional diagnostics. Requires evaluation and psychological support.
Figures from this international survey conducted by the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM) show: worse than before the pandemicwhere cases were about 47%, and there were other medical specialties.
Who are the emergency room health workers most affected by burnout?
of professionals who work in hospital emergency services were more affected by ‘burnout’ than those who practiced in pre-hospital services or who share both activities or who share part of their work time with other non-clinical activities such as education and training dedicate to. This is mainly due to the great impact of COVID-19, especially in the emergency sector.
There is also a gender divide within this burn-out worker syndrome, Affecting women more than men. Similarly, studies show that there is a Nurses have the biggest impact, who have a 1.75 times higher risk of ‘burnout’ than doctors working in the same environment. The most likely reason for this difference is direct contact with the patient.
Another feature representing an increase in the suffering of this syndrome is seniority in service. Respondents with less than 5 years of experience are three times more at risk Comprised of professionals with more than 20 years of experience. These results highlight the status of young professionals to whom specific interventions should be made, as a negative experience during the training period is a risk factor for burnout and depression in future working life.
Resource limitation and over rotation, risk factors for ‘burnout’
Finally, it is important to note that resource limit It is also an important factor in increasing the level of this syndrome, especially the limitation of human resources.
shortage of workforce It has often been linked to increased ‘burnout’. When this shortage of personnel occurs in a timely manner, the degree of ‘burnout’ is 2.7 times greater. With frequent lack of toilets, this figure rises to 10 times more to declare burn worker syndrome.
additional staff turnover This negatively impacts the quality of the care process and is associated with higher levels of ‘burnout’. In fact, professionals who expressed a persistent desire to change jobs were four times more likely to have this syndrome than those who did not think about the changes.
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