Occupational stress within the paramedic profession: An initial report of stress levels compared to hospital employees

Jeffrey S. Hammer, James J. Mathews, John S. Lyons, Nancy J. Johnson

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Abstract

We report a study of occupational stress in 374 paramedics. Results indicate that this profession experiences a high degree of job-related stress relative to other medical personnel. In a component analysis of this stress the results show that job stress manifests itself as job dissatisfaction, organizational stress, and negative patient attitudes, but not as frequently as somatic distress.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-539
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1986

Keywords

  • paramedics, stress, occupational
  • stress, paramedics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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