Work Load of Physicians and Nurses of Oncological Department in Slovakia

Authors: G. Neupauerová 1;  M. Košč 2
Authors‘ workplace: Pedagogicko-psychologická poradňa, Spišská Nová Ves, vedúca PhDr. Mária Žifčáková 2Trnavská Univerzita v Trnave, Fakulta humanistiky, katedra psychológie, vedúca doc. dr. Eva Naništová, vedúca v zastúpení PhDr. Eva Klčovanská, PhD. 1
Published in: Pracov. Lék., , 2002, No. 3, s. 120-124.


This paper examines the multifaceted stressors encountered by oncology teams and recommends the possible ways of reducingburnout through intervention strategies. The sample used in the study included nurses and doctors at 4 large hospitals in Slovakia.The study also discusses differences of the specific groups of oncology professionals (atheists and believers, long and shortworkingprofessionals, nurses and doctors with or without personal experience with cancer) in evaluation of terms tied with their professionmeasured by the Semantic Differential Technique. The article concludes with suggestions on supporting the ways in which nursesand doctors cope with daily work on oncology of Slovak hospitals.

Key words:
occupational stress, burnout, doctors and nurses at oncology, years spent on oncology, religiosity, self-efficacy

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