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Stress, Burnout and Coping among Emergency Physicians at a Major Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.330
Pages: 
262–6
Synopsis: 
Emergency physicians at a major hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, scored high on stress and components of burnout. Interventions aimed at reducing the occupational contributors to stress and improving levels of coping will reduce the risk of burnout and enhance their psychological well-being.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: The study examined the prevalence of stress, burnout, and coping, and the relationship between these variables among emergency physicians at a teaching hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.

Methods: Thirty out of 41 physicians in the Emergency Department completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory, Perceived Stress Scale, Ways of Coping Questionnaire, and a background questionnaire. Descriptive statistical analyses were conducted.

Accepted: 
29 May, 2014
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2014
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