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Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo

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BLANCO-DONOSO, Luis Manuel et al. Stress and well-being in nursing professionals of intensive care within the organ donation and transplantation field: a proposal from the occupational health psychology. Med. segur. trab. [online]. 2018, vol.64, n.252, pp.244-262. ISSN 1989-7790.

Nursing professionals who work in intensive care units and participate in activities related to organ donation and transplantation are exposed to a significant number of stressors their work, which favors the appearance of certain psychosocial risks such as work stress, burnout, secondary traumatic stress, moral stress, and the conflict between work and family. In addition, the new scenarios in our country in relation to organ donation, such as uncontrolled and controlled donation after cardiac death, or the intensive cares oriented to organ donation, generate new situations and stressors among these professionals that increase their exposure to psychosocial risks. Therefore, this paper reviews and proposes the specific demands and causes that could influence the development of these risks these professionals, as well as their possible consequences. It also proposes a series of job and personal resources that could be useful to these workers to face these job demands. These proposals meet many of the needs pointed by reference institutions in this field to prevention and promotion of health and well-being in this group of professionals, as well as to improve the process of organ donation and transplantation.

Keywords : Work Stress; Psychological Risk; Well-Being; Nursing; Organ Donation and Transplant.

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