Nursing Work Burnout

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The Nursing Career and Stress and Work-Related Burnout

Working in the healthcare field can be overwhelming because of the continuous exposure to stressful events such as illnesses and death. Additionally, healthcare workers may suffer from high work demands such as long working hours, healthcare team relationship issues, and shortage of staff. To contribute with tension, these workers may also be exposed to daily unrelated work problems such as lack of personal time, family and financial issues. Many nurses are often exposed to these stressors and consequently are troubled with job dissatisfaction and burnout because of an imbalance between their work environment and personal life. The nursing profession alone can be very demanding and due
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During a recent study, one of the candidates referred to work as a “ward without walls,” (MANAGING WORK-RELATED STRESS IN THE DISTRICT NURSING PLACES) because of the numerous changes in the environment, without a patient limit number, and little to no influence on the number of employees. This lack of influence on the number of workers, mainly nurses who are in direct contact with the patients, force them to work extra hours, take their work home, and skip lunch breaks. Stressful work environments bring high demands to health care workers. Without offering appropriate help to achieve control and solve these problems, high demands create an imbalance between the employee’s effort and the rewards of the heath care field. Moreover, depriving nurses rest time throughout a long work day does not allow them to cope with stress, which results in critical declining of function. Michelle Burke states in her study an important point to remember, “supporting both existing and future workforce is pivotal to ensure high-quality autonomous care.” (MANAGING WORK-RELATED STRESS IN THE DISTRICT NURSING PLACES). This negligence of employers towards employees need adjustment because the healthcare field is in incessant…show more content…
Moreover, to be able to provide quality care for the patients. There are a variety of coping strategies such as physical activities and mental exercises. According to the book, Nursing Today Transition and Trends, engaging in daily physical activities for thirty-minutes or more of moderate-intensity such as jogging or walking, for at least three to six hours a week, can be beneficial to one’s health and serve as a physical escape from regular stressors. Other ways to promote physical activity are to “park the car farther away from the entrance door, use the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible, and stretch” (NURSING TODAY TRANSITIONS AND TRENDS). These activities promote physical engagement and increase the heart rate, which is a positive factor to one’s

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