The Association Between Psychological Distress and Decision Regret During Armed Conflict Among Hospital Personnel

Menachem Ben-Ezra, Haim Bibi

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Abstract

The association between psychological distress and decision regret during armed conflict among hospital personnel is of interest. The objective of this study was to learn of the association between psychological distress and decision regret during armed conflict. Data was collected from 178 hospital personnel in Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon, Israel during Operation Protective Edge. The survey was based on intranet data collection about: demographics, self-rated health, life satisfaction, psychological distress and decision regret. Among hospital personnel, having higher psychological distress and being young were associated with higher decision regret. This study adds to the existing knowledge by providing novel data about the association between psychological distress and decision regret among hospital personnel during armed conflict. This data opens a new venue of future research to other potentially detrimental factor on medical decision making and medical error done during crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-519
Number of pages5
JournalPsychiatric Quarterly
Volume87
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Armed conflict
  • Decision regret
  • Hospital personnel
  • Psychological distress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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