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By Richard Gough Paramedic tutor, Post Qualification Manager
Rebecca Smith-Coggins, Kerryann B Broderick, Catherine A Marco
BACKGROUND: Night shift work is an integral component of the practice of emergency medicine (EM). Previous studies have demonstrated the challenges of night shift work to health and well being among health care providers. OBJECTIVE: This study was undertaken to describe the self-reported experience of emergency physicians regarding night shift work with respect to quality of life and career satisfaction. METHODS: The 2008 American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) Longitudinal Study of Emergency Physicians (LSEP) was administered by mail to 1003 ABEM diplomates...
September 2014: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Janice Halpern, Robert G Maunder, Brian Schwartz, Maria Gurevich
Effective workplace-based interventions after critical incidents (CIs) are needed for emergency medical technicians (EMT)/paramedics. The evidence for a period out of service post-CI (downtime) is sparse; however it may prevent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and burnout symptoms. We examined the hypothesis that downtime post-CI is associated with fewer symptoms of four long-term emotional sequelae in EMT/paramedics: depression, PTSD, burnout, and stress-related emotional symptoms (accepted cut-offs defined high scores)...
2014: BioMed Research International
Celine B Fjeldheim, Jani Nöthling, Karin Pretorius, Marina Basson, Keith Ganasen, Robin Heneke, Karen J Cloete, Soraya Seedat
BACKGROUND: Emergency healthcare workers, including trainees and individuals in related occupations are at heightened risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression owing to work-related stressors.We aimed to investigate the type, frequency, and severity of direct trauma exposure, posttraumatic stress symptoms and other psychopathology amongst paramedic trainees. In order to create a risk profile for individuals who are at higher occupational risk of developing PTSD, we examined risk and resilience factors that possibly contributed to the presence and severity of posttraumatic symptomatology...
2014: BMC Emergency Medicine
Vanessa Rice, Nel Glass, Kr Ogle, Nasrin Parsian
Nurses, midwives, and paramedics are exposed to high degrees of job demand, which impacts health status and job satisfaction. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences and perceptions of health with a group of nurses, midwives and paramedics in Australia. Specifically, this paper reveals the findings related to the dataset on physical health. In this regard, the researchers sought to explore the relationship between physical health and job satisfaction, and the relationship between health status and stress levels...
2014: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
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