Burn out syndrome of health care professionals

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ΠΜΣ Σχεδιασμός και Διοίκηση Υπηρεσιών Υγείας
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Bleka Aikaterini
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Καντζανού Μαρία, Επίκουρος Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Τούντας Ιωάννης, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Τζαβέλλα Φωτεινή, Επίκουρος Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Επαγγελματική εξουθένωση στους επαγγλεματίες υγείας
Translated title:
Burn out syndrome of health care professionals
Burnout syndrome is referred to the experience of exhaustion and diminished interest, that is manifested by the professionals usually in the work context. Health care professionals are often at high risk of burnout syndrome and job dissatisfaction.

Burn-out syndrome consists a serious multidimensional phenomenon, because it can lead the professionals of health to psychosomatic problems, work-associated withdrawal behavior and a lower quality of care.

The aim of this review was to study the burn out syndrome of health care professionals. The study method included search of both retrospective and research studies published in international literature, as well as studies conducted in Greece, which referred to “burn out syndrome”.

Results: Most studies focus on the role of work environment of health care professionals, as the main factor for the development of burnout syndrome, in combination with other factors such as personality, critically ill patients, and organizational structure and staff relationships. Furthermore, the results of this study showed the need for referral to an expert, who deals with emotional problems triggered by the daily contacts with patients and the staff , in order to control the professional stress.

Conclusively: Early recognition of burnout phenomenon contributes to better professional behavior and better health care quality for patients. Health care professionals need knowledge and education about how to beat burnout syndrome.
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Health Sciences
Burnout syndrome, Health care professionals
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