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Selected personal resources as factors enhancing resistance to burnout in medical professions
 
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Studium Praktycznej Nauki Języków Obcych, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie
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Narodowy Instytut Geriatrii, Reumatologii i Rehabilitacji im. prof. dr hab. med. Eleonory Reicher w Warszawie
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Oddział Rehabilitacji, Samodzielny Publiczny Szpital Kliniczny im. Prof. Adama Grucy, Otwock
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Zakład Patologii i Rehabilitacji Mowy Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie
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Ewa Humeniuk   

Zakład Patologii i Rehabilitacji Mowy, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie
 
Med Og Nauk Zdr. 2016;22(3):181–186
 
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Introduction:
The issue of burnout in medical professions plays a crucial role in the research on professional burnout, since these professions are particularly prone to this phenomenon and require constant monitoring and interventions aimed at reducing its incidence. The presented study is a review and critical analysis of literature concerning professional burnout among medical professionals, and attempts at presenting selected personal resources, the development of which significantly reduces the probability of professional burnout or makes recovery quicker after experiencing the syndrome.

Aim of the study:
]The aim of the study is analysis of selected personal resources, including personality traits, positive psychological capital and emotional intelligence, and their influence on the enhancement of resistance to professional burnout in the medical professionals. State of research. Personality traits, such as extraversion, conscientiousness, agreeability, emotional stability and openness, all components of positive psychological capital (PsyCap), including self-efficacy, optimism, hope and resilience, as well as emotional intelligence, significantly affect resistance to burnout in the medical professionals.

Conclusion:
A review of the literature concerning professional burnout in the medical professions confirms the relationship between some personal resources, including personality traits, positive psychological capital and emotional intelligence, with enhanced resistance to the phenomenon. Thus, measuring and developing the resources in the medical professionals will contribute to the reduction of burnout incidence in healthcare staff.

 
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