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Defensive dehumanization in the medical practice: A cross-sectional study from a health care worker's perspective.
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PMID:  23013264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Health care workers are often required to consider the emotions of their patients making their work susceptible for burnout. Extending recent developments in work on dehumanization, the present study tested whether or not considering a patient's suffering in terms of uniquely human compared to more basic emotions, would be linked with burnout especially for those health care workers that frequently encounter emotional demands through their contact with suffering patients. Professional health care workers were presented with the fictitious case of a terminal patient and asked to infer her emotional state in terms of uniquely human or basic, primary emotions. As expected, humanizing a patient's suffering positively predicted symptoms of burnout especially for those participants that had higher levels of direct contact with patients.
Authors:
Jeroen Vaes; Martina Muratore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of social psychology / the British Psychological Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2044-8309     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8105534     Medline TA:  Br J Soc Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The British Psychological Society.
Affiliation:
University of Padova, Italy.
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