Table 1.

Problems in providing health care after mass disasters, which may predispose health care personnel to burnout

WorkloadInfrastructuralEmotionalOrganizational
High number of victimsDamaged health facilitiesWorries about self-safetyChaos and panic
Shortage of personnelShortage of medical materialWorries about relatives’ healthInadequate preparedness
Overwhelming workloadProblems in transportationLoss of relativesWorking in suboptimal conditions
Unfavorable outcome of victimsProblems in communicationLoss of propertyInexperience
Loss of self-esteemLack of instructions
Feelings of incapability