Burnout Syndrome In Nursing

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Introduction Burnout syndrome is common in the healthcare field. Burnout syndrome has been research by many, many of the research has been geared towards nurses to determine how prevalent burnout syndrome is. Emergency care nurses face vast challenges related to the care that is demanded by the patient. The amount of stressors and burnout syndrome are linked, the more stressors the nurse is exposed to the higher the risk for burnout syndrome becomes. Burnout syndrome has an adverse effect on the organization, the nurse, and the patient. The question to be answered by this review of research is, In emergency care nursing, are the rates of burnout and fatigue higher than those of other types of nursing?
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The Maslach Burnout Inventory
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A large amount of risk factors of burnout syndrome among nurses include work experience, and job satisfaction, along with the specialty of which the nurse chose to make a career of. (Gómez-Urquiza, et al. 2017) Nurses working in emergency medicine or critical care are faced with many situation that are unexpected on a daily basis, the exposure to situations like these may create secondary stress. Gómez-Urquiza, et al. used 13 different studies from various countries compiling the rates of the three categories used in the Maslach Burnout Inventory. Of the studies used, 20-44% of emergency nurses reported high emotional exhaustion, 23-51% reported feeling depersonalization towards their patients, and those nurses with a feeling of low personal accomplishment were between 15-44%. The rates among emergency nurses are comparatively even with those of intensive care nurses. The workloads of emergency nurses and intensive care nurses differ significantly but both types of nurses are predisposed to develop burnout syndrome. Among intensive care nurses, 61-67% had symptoms of emotional exhaustion; depersonalization towards patients…show more content…
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