• Mustika Fajar Syafitri Magister Kesehatan Masyarakat, Universitas Sari Mutiara Indonesia
  • Myrnawati Crie Handini Magister Kesehatan Masyarakat, Universitas Sari Mutiara Indonesia
  • Elsarika Damanik Magister Kesehatan Masyarakat, Universitas Sari Mutiara Indonesia
  • Mido Ester J. Sitorus Magister Kesehatan Masyarakat, Universitas Sari Mutiara Indonesia


Stress, Practicing Doctor, Coping Method


The purpose of this study was to dig deeper into all matters related to the occurrence of stress on practicing doctors at Hospial  Dr Komang Makes Belawan. This research is a qualitative research. The research instrument is the researcher himself who is subjective, so the validity of the data obtained is checked by triangulation techniques, that is the addition of time, source triangulation and triangulation of collection methods. Informants are practicing doctors, hospital medical committees and family practicing doctors. Data analysis was carried out using the Miles and Hubberman method. The results showed that it was true that there had been stress on practicing doctors at Hospital Dr Komang Makes  Belawan. The reason is that the workload is too dense plus the age of the doctor who is approaching retirement, causing excessive fatigue. Stress that occurs shows varied symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. To reduce the stress that arises, doctors use coping methods such as watching tv, sleeping, telling stories to friends or family, taking vacations, caring for plants and pets. Hospital management is trying to reduce the stress of doctors by increasing the number of honorary doctors to help doctors practice during working hours. It is hoped that with this additional doctor the practice has more time to rest, so as to reduce the stress that occurs.


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