Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2022; 26 (1): 144-147

DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202201_27760

Burnout in the intensive care units in Western Greece

M. Lagadinou, A. Noti, M. Adamopoulou, M. Marangos, D. Gkentzi

Department of Internal Medicine, University General Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece. m_lagad2004@yahoo.gr


OBJECTIVE: Prevention of burnout is a national imperative, and blame-free investigations of clinical events are advocated. Reflective inquiry techniques are helpful in processing adverse events while minimizing blame. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the factors inducing occupational exhaustion, staff perceptions through their interdisciplinary collaboration and communication, as well as the possibility of any conflicts in the Intensive Care Units of Western Greece. Moreover, we also aimed at developing an inter-professional peer-review program to process emotions and improve teamwork, which will also lead to the improvement of the care provided to patients.

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Healthcare workers of four Intensive Care Units from three (3) Hospitals in Western Greece participated in the present study. Our manuscript included all items according to STROBE statement.

RESULTS: We found a moderate to high choice in the collaboration scale and showed that one of the major reasons for conflict was the lack of mutual understanding between coworkers. It was also shown that all participants were characterized by moderate to high levels of occupational exhaustion.

CONCLUSIONS: Effective relationships to establish constructive communication, require the development of skills aiming at building mutual understanding. Possible proposals for future directions in this area of research are discussed. Aiming at improving clinical practice it would be helpful the design of staff support services for better management of exhaustion.

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M. Lagadinou, A. Noti, M. Adamopoulou, M. Marangos, D. Gkentzi
Burnout in the intensive care units in Western Greece

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2022
Vol. 26 - N. 1
Pages: 144-147
DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202201_27760