Self care is more than a requirement for life. Working in a high stress hospital environment lends itself to having many personal and professional stressors that go beyond medical professionals job requirements. The purpose of this study was to explore how hospitals support medical staff through self care programs. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews of five medical professionals who work in various specialties. Results of this study indicated that self care was represented in various unstructured formats. Additionally, this study demonstrates the need for more support in the medical field to allow for more opportunities for self care to take place. Furthermore, this analysis of self care explains the importance of this practice to be implemented by medical professionals as it helps to reduce the high rates of burnout and compassion fatigue.
|Advisor:||Leigh, Korie, Lin, Betty|
|Commitee:||Perez, Linda M.|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 58/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Medical personnel, Education, Health education, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Burnout, Compassion fatigue, Hospital self care programs, Hospital support, Personal coping mechanisms|
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