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Prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with the profession, among doctors and nurses working in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan

Sharoon Shahzad, Amar Javed, Abdus Salam Khan, Hassan bin Usman, Nizar Ali.

Abstract
OBJECTIVE
To assess the level of burnout and professional satisfaction among the doctor and nurses working in an emergency department of a
tertiary care hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan.

METHODOLOGY
A self-administered questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was conducted in the emergency department of Shifa international
hospital, Islamabad. The questionnaire was based on a Maslach burnout inventory tool and pre-validated study. Data was collected from all the doctors and nurses who were working in this particular department for at least 3 months in any capacity. The tool consisted
of 12 questions and covered 4 domains which included emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, personal accomplishment and personal satisfaction.

RESULT
There were 80 participants with 40% doctors and 60% nurses and the male to female ratio was 50-50%. The results found 78.8% of the
study population showing low or no burnout and 21.3% having moderate to high burn out. 17% of the study population was emotionally
exhausted and depersonalization was prevalent among 18% of study population.

CONCLUSION
Emotional exhaustion and depersonalization is a significant concern for the people working in the emergency department. A sense of personal accomplishment and satisfaction with the profession can be a prominent feature that prevents burnout.

Key words: Burnout; job satisfaction; doctors; nurses; emergency department


 
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Shahzad S, Javed A, Khan AS, Usman Hb, Ali N. Prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with the profession, among doctors and nurses working in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan. SAJEM. 2019; 2(2): 14-18. doi:10.5455/sajem.020211


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Shahzad S, Javed A, Khan AS, Usman Hb, Ali N. Prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with the profession, among doctors and nurses working in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan. http://www.sajem.org/?mno=65552 [Access: December 06, 2019]. doi:10.5455/sajem.020211


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Shahzad S, Javed A, Khan AS, Usman Hb, Ali N. Prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with the profession, among doctors and nurses working in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan. SAJEM. 2019; 2(2): 14-18. doi:10.5455/sajem.020211



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Shahzad S, Javed A, Khan AS, Usman Hb, Ali N. Prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with the profession, among doctors and nurses working in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan. SAJEM. (2019), [cited December 06, 2019]; 2(2): 14-18. doi:10.5455/sajem.020211



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Shahzad, S., Javed, . A., Khan, . A. S., Usman, . H. b. & Ali, . N. (2019) Prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with the profession, among doctors and nurses working in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan. SAJEM, 2 (2), 14-18. doi:10.5455/sajem.020211



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Shahzad, Sharoon, Amar Javed, Abdus Salam Khan, Hassan bin Usman, and Nizar Ali. 2019. Prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with the profession, among doctors and nurses working in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan. South Asian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2 (2), 14-18. doi:10.5455/sajem.020211



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Shahzad, Sharoon, Amar Javed, Abdus Salam Khan, Hassan bin Usman, and Nizar Ali. "Prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with the profession, among doctors and nurses working in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan." South Asian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2 (2019), 14-18. doi:10.5455/sajem.020211



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Shahzad, Sharoon, Amar Javed, Abdus Salam Khan, Hassan bin Usman, and Nizar Ali. "Prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with the profession, among doctors and nurses working in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan." South Asian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2.2 (2019), 14-18. Print. doi:10.5455/sajem.020211



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Shahzad, S., Javed, . A., Khan, . A. S., Usman, . H. b. & Ali, . N. (2019) Prevalence of burnout and satisfaction with the profession, among doctors and nurses working in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan. South Asian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2 (2), 14-18. doi:10.5455/sajem.020211