Learning for life: Stress

first_imgLearning for life: StressOn 1 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article LifeLong Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are the processesby which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve their practice. Thereare many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses, study daysand workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection. Readingarticles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-date with whatis going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifying what youhave learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you toidentify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will also helpyou to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understand andwhat you need to explore further. 1.Two definitions of “burnout” are given in the text. These are dated:a)1982 & 84b) 1984 & 86c) 1986 & 88d) 1988 & 892.Mutomaa et al (1990) found certain factors as key issues in burnout. These are:a)Psychological & physical aspects of an unsatisfactory work environment b) Social & physical aspects of an unsatisfactory work environmentc) Social & psychological aspects of an unsatisfactory work environmentd) Social, psychological & physical aspects of an unsatisfactory workenvironment3.As well as unsatisfactory relationships with patients, what environmentalaspects increase the risk of burnout?a)Noise, heat and uncomfortable postureb) Noise, heat and isolationc) Noise, isolation and uncomfortable postured) Isolation, heat and uncomfortable posture4.The Work Stress Inventory used which scale for identifying the amount of stressa)Nominal b) Likertc) Semantic differentiald) Visual analogue5.The proportion of usable questionnaires returned was:a)38%b) 48%c) 58%d) 68%6.In scoring the Maslach inventory what indicated burnout?a)Low score for emotional exhaustion and high score for depersonalisation andpersonal accomplishment.b) High score for emotional exhaustion and low score for depersonalisation& personal accomplishmentc) Low score for emotional exhaustion and depersonalisation & high score onpersonal accomplishmentd) High score for emotional exhaustion and depersonalisation & low score onpersonal accomplishment7.Whose status is lower in the eyes of the public according to Mandy 2000a)Dentistsb) Podiatristsc) Nursesd) Other healthcare professionals8.Which theme did the Work Stress inventory identify as common to bothpodiatrists and dentists?a)Lack of colleaguesb) Lack of understanding of scope of practicec) Lack of professional statusd) Lack of team work9.For how long have the professions of podiatry and dentistry been completelyindependent?a)50 yearsb) 75 yearsc) 100 yearsd) 150 years10.How long had the podiatrists in this sample been qualified?a)10 yearsb) 5 yearsc) 3 yearsd) 1 yearFeedback1.c)It may be worth carrying out a literature search of burnout and finding otherdefinitions and comparing them. Discuss with your colleagues what youunderstand burnout is and how closely it meets with these definitions. 2.b); 3. a) Write some notes about why noise, heat and uncomfortable postureadd to stress levels and burnout and add some ideas as to how the occupationalhealth professional can help improve the environment.4. b) Using a researchtext book read further and familiarise yourself with the Likert scale. It mayalso help to revise your knowledge of statistics.5. c) Carry out aliterature search for details on postal questionnaires and find out whether ornot a 58% return was good or bad and what influenced this result. 6. d); 7.b); 8. a); 9. c); 10. c) Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more