publication . Article . 2003

Job satisfaction, stress and burnout in Australian specialist anaesthetists

K. Townend; M. T. Kluger; T. Laidlaw;
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  • Published: 18 Mar 2003 Journal: Anaesthesia, volume 58, pages 339-345 (issn: 0003-2409, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Summary A postal survey was sent to specialist anaesthetists in Australia looking at aspects of job satisfaction, dissatisfaction and stress. Burnout was measured using the Maslach Burnout Inventory. The response rate was 60% (422/700) with the majority of respondents being male (83%). Stressful aspects of anaesthesia included time constraints and interference with home life. Experienced assistants and improved work organisation helped to reduce stress. The high standard of practice and practical aspects of the job were deemed satisfying, whereas poor recognition and long hours were the major dissatisfying aspects of the job. With respect to burnout, high emotio...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Occupational burnout, High standard, Medicine, business.industry, business, Response rate (survey), Nursing, Postal survey, Job satisfaction, Burnout, Public hospital, Emotional exhaustion
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