Occupational Stress Factors for Medical Personnel in the Context of COVID-19: Results of Foreign Studies



The work is aimed at studying the phenomenon of occupational stress in physicians under the conditions of COVID-19. Currently, it is becoming increasingly important to study the factors of occupational stress in physicians. The article presents an analysis of the socio-demographic, organizational and personal factors of professional stress in physicians under the conditions of COVID-19. The analysis of foreign studies shows the significance of the factor of gender, nurse status and age, as well as the influence of working conditions, professional identity and personal variables on the level of experience of professional stress by doctors in the context of COVID-19. The data obtained in the studies makes it possible to understand the role of socio-demographic, organizational and personal factors, which is an important condition for organizing preventive and intervention measures. Female medical staff members, mainly in the status of nurses and under 50 years old who are working on the front line with infected patients are commonly subjected to occupational stress. Unhealthy perfectionism, pathological altruism, an exaggerated sense of responsibility becomes personal factors of professional stress in this category of physician. A low sense of professional identity is correlated with a high level of occupational stress, as well as a strong sense of occupational identity correlates with the experience of a situation of uncertainty

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Keywords: professional burnout, pandemic, Covid-19, medical stuff

Journal rubric: Medical Psychology

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2023120205

Received: 21.02.2023


For citation: Kupchenko V.E. Occupational Stress Factors for Medical Personnel in the Context of COVID-19: Results of Foreign Studies [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2023. Vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 53–63. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2023120205. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Victoria E. Kupchenko, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor of the Department of General and Social Psychology, Dostoevsky Omsk State University, Omsk, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5893-0225, e-mail: KupchenkoVE@omsu.ru



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