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Workplace stressors and workplace conditions affect the mental health of psychiatric workers. We found that exposure to critical events, such as workplace violence, was directly associated with PTSD symptoms. Burnout partially mediated the effects of workplace violence and had a direct effect on PTSD. Negative work-life conditions increased burnout and had a large indirect impact on PTSD. Chronic work stressors contributed to PTSD, regardless of burnout.

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Psychiatric hospitals can improve staff wellbeing by introducing interventions focused on reducing workplace violence, patients’ disturbing behaviour, and staff burnout as each intervention may have a role in reducing PTSD among psychiatric staff.

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This page is a summary of: Workplace stressors and PTSD among psychiatric workers: The mediating role of burnout, International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, May 2022, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/inm.13015.
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