The psychological impact on staff of caring for people with serious diseases: the case of HIV infection and oncology.

@article{Cataln1996ThePI,
  title={The psychological impact on staff of caring for people with serious diseases: the case of HIV infection and oncology.},
  author={J. L. Catal{\'a}n and Abigail Burgess and A Pergami and N A Hulme and Brian Gazzard and Rachel Phillips},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={1996},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={425-35}
}
Psychological stress and work-related burnout in staff working with AIDS and with cancer patients were compared using a self-report method of assessment. Measures included the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), and the Social Adjustment Scale (SAS-M). More than 80% of those staff who were approached responded to the questionnaire, including 70 doctors and nurses working with people with AIDS and 41 doctors and nurses working in oncology. More than a third of… CONTINUE READING
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