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Longitudinal predictors of burnout in HIV/AIDS health professionals.
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PMID:  7841266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined causes of burnout in doctors, nurses and social workers caring for patients in HIV/AIDS units. There were 84 participants at Time 1 (1990) and 134 at Time 2 (1991). The results focus on the longitudinal subsample of 32 who participated in the study at both times. Path analysis was used to explore relationships between burnout at Time 2 and age, hours per week in HIV/AIDS work, and external coping style at Time 1. Older age was related to lower levels of burnout at Time 2. Hours per week in HIV/AIDS work was related to levels of burnout. Participants using an external coping style were more likely to score highly on burnout at Time 2. Where possible, management should avoid recruiting young, inexperienced staff without addressing burnout issues. Workshops to teach staff internal coping skills are recommended. Units might promote the psychosocial achievements of staff, shifting away from the traditional cure-based achievement measures.
L Bennett; M Kelaher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian journal of public health     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1035-7319     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust J Public Health     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-09     Completed Date:  1995-03-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9105166     Medline TA:  Aust J Public Health     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  334-6     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Nursing, University of Sydney, NSW.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Burnout, Professional / prevention & control*,  psychology
HIV Infections / psychology*
Health Personnel / psychology*
Longitudinal Studies
New South Wales
Risk Factors

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