Objective: This study was aimed to investigate the psychological symptoms in the healthcare providers of patients with hemodialysis. Material and Methods: 77 health proffessionals were participated in this study. All subjects were asessed with Maslach Burnout Inventory, Brief Seymptom Inventory, Traumatic Stres Inventory Turkish versions. Results: Burnout, traumatic stres and other psychopathological symptoms were determined in healthcare providers. Doctors and nurses had higher psychopathological findings. Conclusion: Healthcare providers of hemodialysis patients have psychological diffuculties. Doctor and nurses were a high-risk group. This finding might be related with their primary responsibilities in the treatment. Establishment of psychosocial support programs for the health Professional seems to be essential.
PTSB, secondary trauma, burnout, hemodialysis patients
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