The relationships between self-efficacy, self-care ability, and burnout and compassion satisfaction among hospice staff in Taiwan

Sheng Yu Fan, Wei Chun Lin

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Abstract

Objectives: Professional quality of life involves the negative and positive effects of proving care to terminal patients on health care professionals, including burnout and compassion satisfaction. Around 18% of hospice staff have experienced burnout, and few studies explore the role of an innate ability to cope with burnout. The aim of this study was to explore the significant predictors of burnout and compassion satisfaction as well as the coping strategies among hospice staff in Taiwan. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted, and 220 hospice staff were recruited. Standardized questionnaires were used to collect self-rated stress and growth due to hospice care, self-efficacy, self-awareness, and managing emotion. Results: Hospice staff who perceived higher stress and lower growth due to hospice care and had lower self-efficacy in providing hospice care experienced higher burnout and lower compassion satisfaction. Those who had a lower level of ability related to self-awareness and managing emotion tended to experience higher burnout. The common coping strategies included seeking social support, taking professional courses for clinical skills, and developing hobbies. Conclusion: Hospice staff have to develop professional abilities in regard to hospice care as well as an ability to maintain awareness and manage emotions related to work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5491-5497
Number of pages7
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology

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