Burnout syndrome: understanding of medical teaching professionals

  • Jaqueline Brito Vidal Batista Psychologist
  • Thaíza Ferreira Costa Nurse
  • Jocerlânia Maria Dias de Morais Nurse
  • Eveline de Oliveira Barros Nurse
  • Patrícia Serpa de Souza Batista Nurse
  • Márcia Adriana Dias Meirelles Moreira Doctor
  • Jessyka Cibelly Minervina da Costa Silva Nurse
  • Débora Rodrigues Alves de Lima Nurse
  • Ana Hévila Marinho Bezerra Nurse
  • Irany Carvalho da Silva Nurse

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the understanding of medical teaching professionals about Burnout Syndrome. This is a qualitative, exploratory study, consisting of ten teaching physicians, who work at the hospital of a higher education institution. The data were collected from May to June 2013, through a form with questions pertinent to the proposed research objective, after approval by the Research Ethics Committee (Protocol No. 84022), and analyzed qualitatively, through the content analysis technique (Bardin). Among the 10 participants in the study, eight had adequate knowledge about Burnout Syndrome, while others showed insufficient knowledge. From the empirical material analysis, five thematic categories emerged: Syndrome characterized by physical and psychological exhaustion due to work stress; Physical and psychological signs and symptoms of Burnout Syndrome; Burnout syndrome and its implications for the worker’s health; The most vulnerable workers who develop Burnout Syndrome and Relation of Burnout Syndrome to the work of the teaching physician. The study showed that most participants in the research adequately understand Burnout Syndrome, but the subject is still little explored in academia. Therefore, intervention measures are necessary with the professionals of the risk group and new studies that contribute to expand the knowledge about that syndrome, aiming to improve the quality of life of the workers.


Keywords: Worker’s Health; Professional Exhaustion; Doctors; Professors; Work Conditions.


 


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2397

Author Biographies

Jaqueline Brito Vidal Batista, Psychologist

Doctor in Public Health-Fiocruz, Adjunct Professor of the Education Center at the Federal University of Paraíba/UFPB, Member of Postgraduation Program in Nursing at UFPB, Member and Researcher in Studies and Research Nucleus in Bioethics and Palliative Care – NEPBCP/UFPB, Research group coordinator in Mental Health of the Worker.

Thaíza Ferreira Costa, Nurse

Specialist in Intensive Therapy, Master student of the Postgraduate Nursing and Health Program at the Federal University of Paraiba/UFPB, Member and Researcher in Studies and Research Nucleus in Bioethics and Palliative Care – NEPBCP/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

Jocerlânia Maria Dias de Morais, Nurse

Master student of the Postgraduate Nursing and Health Program at the Federal University of Paraiba/UFPB, Member and Researcher in Studies and Research Nucleus in Bioethics and Palliative Care at the Federal University of Paraíba – NEPBCP/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

Eveline de Oliveira Barros, Nurse

Master in Nursing at the Federal University of Paraiba/UFPB, Substitute professor at Federal University of Campina Grande/UFCG, Member and Researcher in Studies and Research Nucleus in Bioethics and Palliative Care – NEPBCP/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

Patrícia Serpa de Souza Batista, Nurse

Doctor in Education, Professor of the Postgraduate and Graduate Nursing Program at the Federal University of Paraiba, Member and Researcher in Studies and Research Nucleus in Bioethics and Palliative Care – NEPBCP/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

Márcia Adriana Dias Meirelles Moreira, Doctor

Professor of the Discipline of Anesthesiology of the Center for Medical Sciences, PhD student in Research in Surgery by Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Santa Casa of São Paulo.

Débora Rodrigues Alves de Lima, Nurse

Member and Researcher in Studies and Research Nucleus in Bioethics and Palliative Care at the Federal University of Paraíba – NEPBCP/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

Ana Hévila Marinho Bezerra, Nurse

Specialist in Family Health, Master student of the Postgraduate Nursing and Health Program at the Federal University of Paraiba/UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

Irany Carvalho da Silva, Nurse

Nurse at the Federal University of Paraiba – UFPB, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.

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Published
2017-04-22
How to Cite
BATISTA, Jaqueline Brito Vidal et al. Burnout syndrome: understanding of medical teaching professionals. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, apr. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2504>. Date accessed: 23 may 2018.
Section
Public Health and Health Management

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