This paper goal is to find answers to the following questions: How affected is the quality of life of the medical team in the psychiatric facilities? How efficient are the members of the medical team in recognizing their own stress symptoms? What are the effects of a low quality of life on the quality of work? How can you prevent burnout?
Methods: The medical teams from the Pediatric Psychiatry Hospital Cluj, the Psychiatry Hospital Cluj and other psychiatric facilities outside the hospitals were assessed with the interview- questionnaire method. Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) 14 item, validated scale by S. Cohen, PHD, General Health Questionnaire 12 item, Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale and an interview-questionnaire conceived by the authors were used to measure stress level and reactions to stressful situations. Results: The results were analyzed and organized by age, gender, professional category and work experience. A high level of stress was found in the first year as a specialist and in the last year of residency.
Burnout can be prevented by stress management, organization, maintaining health, relaxation, laughter. There are some solutions which were proven effective in other facilities: no 24 hour call, weekly resident conference, big brother/ big sister, retreats, weekly process group hospital-wide activities, resident education committee, housestaff dinners, free tickets to cultural events etc.