The purpose of this study is to identify, in critical care physicians, the specific kinds of relationship attributable to patterns of adult attachment, according to Self/Other perceptions, in relation to hopelessness and burnout. Nine Attachment Profile (9AP), Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) and Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) were administered to 50 critical care anaesthetists aged between 29 and 61 years from September 2011 to January 2012. We verified that those who had a high level of burnout showed a low Self/Other perception, while the dimension of hopelessness was substantially independent. In addition, a high level of burnout corresponds mostly to disorganised and avoidant attachment. The evidence of the prevalence of burnout in critical care anaesthetists, and relationship specificities are indicators of emotional instability and disorganised attachment; therefore it would be necessary in this context to intervene specifically in order to reduce emotional breakdown and avoid depersonalisation phenomena.
|Translated title of the contribution||Self other perceptions, hopelessness and burnout in critical care anaesthetists|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Psicoterapia Cognitiva e Comportamentale|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology