Ilona Palfi

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This study was aimed to explore the occurrence of burnout among nurses in health and social institutions in Baranya County of Hungary, to reveal the connections between burnout and sociodemographic factors, and to learn its extent in different types of care. The survey was a one-off, representative sample with 805 questionnaires processed. The questionnaire(More)
The authors' aim is to bring to the attention of readers the inadequacies of care for people in Hungary who are terminally ill. They believe that both objective and subjective factors cause these inadequacies. Most of these factors arise from moral dilemmas that could be eased or even solved if ethics education had a much more prominent place in the nursing(More)
In view of epidemiologic aspects of AIDS we studied the immunological side-effects of oral hormonal contraceptives and the barbiturates--which are used by many people in Hungary. We studied healthy persons using more than six months one of the above described drugs. We found significant decrease in the number of "O" cells and in the serum concentration of(More)
In the period 1968 to 1973, 177 patients were vagotomized. Endoscopy had to be performed because of definite symptoms in 37 of these patients on 56 occasions between 1971 and 1979. Vagotomy had been selective in 22, truncal in 15 cases. The intervention, regardless of its type, had failed to give the expected benefit in 21% of the patients, a proportion not(More)
With great interest we read the paper concerning the relationship between burnout and occupational stress among Chinese nurses, recently published in JAN (Wu et al. 2007). As described, burnout and occupational stress can be reduced by job redesign and modification of the shift work system, and by offering occupational health education. Caring for patients(More)
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