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Page: 4424
Publication year: 2011
ISBN: 978-84-614-7423-3
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2011
Location: Valencia, Spain

CLINICAL SUPERVISION IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, BURNOUT, AND RELATED PHENOMENA

E. Olinky

Tel Aviv University (ISRAEL)
This study combines qualitative and quantitative research methods to examine the influence of student supervision on the levels of burnout among occupational therapist preceptors.
The hypothesis: Occupational therapist preceptors will exhibit lower levels of burnout than non supervising occupational therapists.
The study population included 96 occupational therapists practicing independently or in multi- disciplinary teams, in community programs or treatment centers in the center of the country, in the following fields: 35 practicing in psychiatry, 30 with physically disabled or geriatric populations, and 31in pediatric programs. Department heads were sent questionnaires that included Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) for health professions, a demographic questionnaire, a supervision questionnaire, and open-ended questions.53 questionnaires were completed by preceptors and were used for the research sample, and 43 were completed by non – supervising occupational therapists, which became the control group.
Research findings point to a significantly lower level of burnout and a greater feeling of personal accomplishment among the group of preceptors as compared to non-supervising occupational therapists, when the supervision is just one of the occupational therapist's roles .There was a greater response from therapists practicing in psychiatry .In addition supervision was perceived by therapists in all fields as a positive and enjoyable experience that prevents burnout and empowers both professionally and personally, despite the lack of adequate compensation.
Conclusions: Clinical supervision in occupational therapy decreases rates of burnout and facilitates professional and personal advancement, by changing the status and academic recognition within a work environment with limited opportunities for advancement.
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author = {Olinky, E.},
title = {CLINICAL SUPERVISION IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, BURNOUT, AND RELATED PHENOMENA},
series = {5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2011 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-614-7423-3},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
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E. Olinky (2011) CLINICAL SUPERVISION IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, BURNOUT, AND RELATED PHENOMENA, INTED2011 Proceedings, p. 4424.
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