Burnout: la síndrome de desgast professional a la unitat d'hospitalització oncològica

Soler Renart, Anna
Background: The burnout syndrome has negative consequences that influence the well-being of health care professionals as well as patients and healthcare institutions. The oncology unit becomes a high-risk space for developing the phenomenon due to the healthcare complexity for the oncological disease, the high risk of mortality and the high frequency of ethical dilemmas attributed. Objective: To know the prevalence of the burnout syndrome in the health care professionals of the oncological unit of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) of Girona stratifying it according to sociodemographic and occupation characteristics. Methodology: This is a descriptive observational study that is carried out in a transversal way in the unit of hospitalization of medicine in Girona through two questionnaires. One included sociodemographic and occupational variables and the other one was the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) which has 22 items to help the detection of the syndrome. The relationships between the variables were analysed in relation to the obtained scores and levels of burnout through statistical tests. The study was previously approved by the Ethical Committee for Clinical Research (CEIC) of the Josep Trueta’s University Hospital ​
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