|Titre :||Burnout, compassion fatigue and work-related stressors among organ donation and transplantation coordinators: A qualitative study|
|Auteurs :||Vanessa Silva E Silva, Auteur ; Laura Hornby, Auteur ; Ken Lotherington, Auteur|
|Type de document :||document électronique|
|Année de publication :||2021|
Aim: Organ and Tissue Donation Coordinators (OTDCs) are healthcare professionals who manage deceased organ donation cases. This study investigated the experiences and perceptions of OTDCs, pertaining to compassion fatigue, burnout, and resilience as it relates to their daily work.
Methodology: A qualitative descriptive study was undertaken using semi-structured interviews conducted with a convenience sample of OTDCs.
Setting: A Canadian Organ Donation Organization.
Findings: Seven out of the ten OTDCs contacted participated in this study. Coordinators all agreed that they work in a high-pressure and demanding environment and the constant exposure to work-related stress and grief has resulted in the majority of them experiencing signs and symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue occurring throughout their career. Participants described that the emotional toll of work-related stressors and difficult cases led them to use a variety of defence strategies to protect and support their well-being. They also recognised that more strategies to help mitigate work-related stressors and to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue are needed and that management and institutions should lead the development of such interventions.
Conclusion: Our results describe how coordinators' mental health is affected by their daily work. Further research is needed to comprehensively examine these work-related stressors and to generate additional data to support the development of interventions to mitigate burnout and compassion fatigue among OTDCs.
|En ligne :||https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0964339721001142?via%3Dihub|