Job satisfaction among anaesthesiologists working at teaching and tertiary care hospitals of Lahore

Job satisfaction among anaesthesiologists working at teaching and tertiary care hospitals of Lahore

  • Khalid Javed Pak Red Cresent Medical College
  • Zahra Ishrat
  • Tahir Mahmood Chaudhary
Keywords: Anaesthesiologist, Job satisfaction, Tertiary care hospitals

Abstract

Background: Anaesthesiology is perioperative medicine that also  encompasses  intensive and critical care and pain management. The breadth of the profession has dramatically expanded in the last decade. Anesthesiology not only requires a considerable depth of knowledge but also demands experience, fine skills, vigilance ,dedication and commitment to the job, which makes it stressful and increases the risk of burnouts  and job dissatisfaction among anesthesiologists. The purpose of this study was to assess job satisfaction among anesthesiologists working at teaching and tertiary care hospitals of Lahore and to identify factors responsible for job related stress and dissatisfaction.

Patients and Methods: A cross-sectional study, questionnaire based. The study was conducted after approval from the Local Ethical Committee. Total  171 anesthethesia  consultants, senior registrars, registrars and medical officers  working at teaching and tertiary  care hospitals of Lahore participated in this study.  A questionnaire was designed to collect informations regarding   job satisfaction, private practice , professional income, public awareness of the  specialty, identification of stressors, working relationship with surgeons , working environment and other elements associated with job  dissatisfaction. There were 23 questions that had to be answered in either  yes  or no  and data was presented as frequencies and percentages.

Published
2020-02-08