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Nurse Burnout In Nursing

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According to the data from Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions (2013), there were 2.8 million Registered Nurses (RNs) and 690,000 Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs) were working in the period from 2008-2010, in the United States. The nursing workforce grew substantially in 2000s, by RNs growing by more than 24.1 percent and LPNs by more than 15.5 percent. The population of nurses are facing multiple challenges at the workplace, such as shortage in staffing, nurse turnover, increased workload, long working hours, poor relationship with co-workers, lack of support from the management, and eventually these challenges create high level of nurse burnout. It is estimated that job- related burnout measure using the Maslach Burnout inventory – Human Services Survey, 36.5 % of nurses having high level of burnout. The researchers at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing, estimates if nurse burnout reduces by 10 %, could prevent thousands of hospital acquired infections and reduce the health care expense (Potera, 2012).…show more content…
In nursing, burnout appears to be a common phenomenon worldwide. The nurse burnout is associated with poor job satisfaction among nurses and decreased perception of quality of care by patients. Thus, more research studies are needed to identify the measures that can effectively prevent the nurse burnout. It is important to consider nurse burnout as a vital issue, need urgent action from the organizational and Governmental levels .Developing, testing, and implementing intervention programs to reduce nurse burnout may keep nurses in clinical positions, and maintaining or raising quality of care (Poghosyan, Clarke, Finlayson, & Aiken,
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