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Inter-Professional Collaboration and Occupational Well-Being of Physicians Who Work in Adverse Working Conditions

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Department of Health Service, Government of La Paz, La Paz 12087, Bolivia
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Department of Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology) and Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital San Pedro and Centre for Biomedical Research of La Rioja (CIBIR), 26006 Logroño, Spain
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Platform of Bioethics and Medical Education, Centre for Biomedical Research of La Rioja, 26006 Logroño, Spain
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National Centre of Documentation on Bioethics, Rioja Health Foundation, 26006 Logroño, Spain
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Department of Statistics and Operational Research, University of Granada, 52003 Melilla, Spain
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Faculty of Health Sciences, European Atlantic University, 39011 Santander, Spain
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Academic Editors: Deborah Witt Sherman and Monica Hough
Healthcare 2021, 9(9), 1210; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9091210
Received: 21 June 2021 / Revised: 30 August 2021 / Accepted: 8 September 2021 / Published: 14 September 2021
Inter-professional collaboration, empathy and lifelong learning, components of medical professionalism, have been associated with occupational well-being in physicians. However, it is not clear whether this role persists in adverse working conditions. This study was performed to assess whether this is the case. These three abilities, and the self-perception of somatization, exhaustion and work alienation, were measured in a sample of 60 physicians working in a hospital declared to be in an institutional emergency. A multiple regression model explained 40% of the variability of exhaustion, with a large effect size (Cohen’s-f2 = 0.64), based on a linear relationship with teamwork (p = 0.01), and more dedication to academic (p < 0.001) and management activities (p < 0.003). Neither somatization nor alienation were predicted by empathy or lifelong learning abilities. Somatization, exhaustion, or alienation scores either explained empathy, inter-professional collaboration or lifelong learning scores. These findings indicate that, in adverse working environments, physicians with a greater sense of inter-professional collaboration or performing multi-task activities are more exposed to suffering exhaustion. View Full-Text
Keywords: inter-professional collaboration; occupational stress; patient care team; physicians; professionalism; workplace inter-professional collaboration; occupational stress; patient care team; physicians; professionalism; workplace
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Viruez-Soto, J.; Delgado Bolton, R.C.; San-Martín, M.; Vivanco, L. Inter-Professional Collaboration and Occupational Well-Being of Physicians Who Work in Adverse Working Conditions. Healthcare 2021, 9, 1210. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9091210

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Viruez-Soto J, Delgado Bolton RC, San-Martín M, Vivanco L. Inter-Professional Collaboration and Occupational Well-Being of Physicians Who Work in Adverse Working Conditions. Healthcare. 2021; 9(9):1210. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9091210

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Viruez-Soto, José, Roberto C. Delgado Bolton, Montserrat San-Martín, and Luis Vivanco. 2021. "Inter-Professional Collaboration and Occupational Well-Being of Physicians Who Work in Adverse Working Conditions" Healthcare 9, no. 9: 1210. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9091210

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