PPDS Feel More Burnout Than Depression – 2024-04-22 15:03:42

Illustration: workload and education of prospective specialist doctors. (MI/Agus Utantoro)

Burnout situations are often experienced by workers from all fields, including those in the health sector, such as doctors, nurses, and participants in specialist medical education programs (PPDS). Burnout is a response to a certain environment or situation resulting in tiredness from activities such as work.

PPDS participant at Harapan Kita Hospital Jakarta, Maizan Khairun Nissa, 31, said that many PPDS are more about burnout than causing symptoms of depression.

“Burnout is like a situation, for example being pressed against a deadline. What my friends and I experienced was more like burnout. So it’s like the term tired. But if it led to depression, there were no people who wanted to commit suicide and so on,” said Maizan. when contacted, Friday (19/4).

Previously, the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) carried out mental health screening with the results that 22.4% of PPDS participants experienced symptoms of depression. The screening was carried out on 12,121 PPDS students at 28 vertical hospitals.

“But in my opinion, it’s more like burnout, not depression. So the terminology must be able to differentiate between depression as a diagnosis which must go through various stages of examination. And burnout, a condition at a certain time only,” he said.

Based on his experience, burnout can also occur due to working hours. PPDS working hours can be 8 hours a day or 90 hours per week to maintain police or carry out actions. So good teamwork is needed to support each other.

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Another factor is bullying or bullying. He thinks it depends on the perspective of other doctors and what kind of bullying factors are involved.

“Could it be that if you are just told to come in the morning to visit the patient, you will be told that bullying doesn’t apply, even though it is the responsibility of the patient. So, regarding bullying, I don’t deny that it doesn’t exist, but I myself haven’t found it,” he said.

Burnout is often caused by external factors or outside of their role as PPDS participants. These factors include lack of financial support because PPDS does not get a salary from the hospital. Meanwhile, many PPDS already have families so their financial burden is very heavy.

Also read: The Ministry of Health’s PPDS screening method is being questioned

“Financial support will definitely be disrupted because we don’t practice the term, we are productive adults but we don’t get income,” he said.

“But thank God, at Harapan Hospital, we can also get a salary to replace credit or coffee. It’s just that many friends in many hospitals don’t get a salary,” he added.

He also compared it with his fellow PPDS friends in India and Pakistan. Both developing countries pay PPDS according to the stages, namely junior, senior or chief. PB IDI also expressed complaints regarding incentives for PPDS, which provided recommendations to help PPDS participants prevent symptoms of depression with financial assistance.

He hopes that there will be more support for PPDS participants, such as financial support and clear working hours regulations so that they can balance study and rest. The third hope is that there will be continuous educational support. (Iam/Z-7)

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