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Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals

Year 2021, Volume 5, Issue 7, 718 - 723, 01.07.2021
https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.796290

Abstract

Central to the practice of oncology is the mental and physical resilience of the oncology clinician and the associated care providers. Healthcare professionals working with cancer patients have considerable risk for burnout; however, the mental health of oncology healthcare professionals has received little attention in the literature. The increasingly high rates of burnout and suicide in the field of medical and specifically oncological practice have rendered this area of research in psycho-oncology critical. Oncology presents the practitioner with unique and challenging issues that contribute to burnout, depression and, in some cases, suicide. Working with patients at or nearing the end of life and the administrative and insurance demands they often face in order to obtain needed oncotherapeutic medications, onerous workloads and long working hours, administrative record demands and staying abreast with expanding oncologic knowledge for practice may at times be overwhelming. This work reviews recent research in the field of burnout and compassion fatigue in oncology healthcare workers and posits recommendations for interventions to ameliorate the status quo.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Psychiatry
Journal Section Review
Authors

Helena VAN OERS (Primary Author)
Durban Oncology Centre
0000-0003-2251-9981
South Africa

Supporting Institution Durban Oncology Centre
Publication Date July 1, 2021
Published in Issue Year 2021, Volume 5, Issue 7

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Bibtex @review { josam796290, journal = {Journal of Surgery and Medicine}, issn = {}, eissn = {2602-2079}, address = {jsurgmed@gmail.com}, publisher = {Fatih BAŞAK}, year = {2021}, volume = {5}, pages = {718 - 723}, doi = {10.28982/josam.796290}, title = {Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals}, key = {cite}, author = {Van Oers, Helena} }
APA Van Oers, H. (2021). Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals . Journal of Surgery and Medicine , 5 (7) , 718-723 . DOI: 10.28982/josam.796290
MLA Van Oers, H. "Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals" . Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5 (2021 ): 718-723 <http://jsurgmed.com/en/pub/issue/63646/796290>
Chicago Van Oers, H. "Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals". Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5 (2021 ): 718-723
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals AU - Helena Van Oers Y1 - 2021 PY - 2021 N1 - doi: 10.28982/josam.796290 DO - 10.28982/josam.796290 T2 - Journal of Surgery and Medicine JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 718 EP - 723 VL - 5 IS - 7 SN - -2602-2079 M3 - doi: 10.28982/josam.796290 UR - https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.796290 Y2 - 2021 ER -
EndNote %0 Journal of Surgery and Medicine Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals %A Helena Van Oers %T Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals %D 2021 %J Journal of Surgery and Medicine %P -2602-2079 %V 5 %N 7 %R doi: 10.28982/josam.796290 %U 10.28982/josam.796290
ISNAD Van Oers, Helena . "Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals". Journal of Surgery and Medicine 5 / 7 (July 2021): 718-723 . https://doi.org/10.28982/josam.796290
AMA Van Oers H. Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals. J Surg Med. 2021; 5(7): 718-723.
Vancouver Van Oers H. Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals. Journal of Surgery and Medicine. 2021; 5(7): 718-723.
IEEE H. Van Oers , "Burnout, compassion fatigue and suicidal ideation in oncology healthcare professionals", Journal of Surgery and Medicine, vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 718-723, Jul. 2021, doi:10.28982/josam.796290

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