In August (our sixth chat!) we examined two common experiences for oncology clinicians, occupational stress and burnout. What are the stressors and what are some effective coping skills used by radiation therapists and oncology nurses? Moderated by the one and only Nick Woznitza.
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Article: Poulsen et al. A cross-sectional study of stressors and coping mechanisms used by radiation therapists and oncology nurses: Resilience in Cancer Care Study JMRS, 2014.
- T1: What are commonly experienced stressors for health care professionals? Are there common themes between professions?
- T2: How are our workplace/personal stressors impacting on our patients? How can we overcome this?
- T3: What are some effective coping strategies that we can use at work and home?
- Probst, et al. Early Career Resilience: Interdisciplinary Insights to Support Professional Education of Radiation Therapists JMIRS, 2014
- Hutton et al. Audit of the job satisfaction levels of the UK radiography and physics workforce in UK radiotherapy centres 2012. British Journal of Radiology, 2014
- Gallant et al. Results of a National Study Examining the Prevalence and Potential for Developing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Radiation Therapists. JMIRS, 2013
- Jasperse et al. Evaluating stress, burnout and job satisfaction in New Zealand radiation oncology departments Eur J Cancer Care, 2014
- Diggens and Chesson. Do factors of emotion-focussed patient care and communication impact job stress, satisfaction and burnout in radiation therapists? Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 2014.