Exploring and Understanding Predictors of Burnout among Nurses


Nurses often experience stressors at work. There are multiple factors that contribute to nurse burnout especially for nurses that work in high stress environments. Nurses who experience this stress daily are subject to high levels of burnout, which has been shown to lead to hypertension, depression, anxiety, and increased turnover. The purpose of this study is to explore and understand the predictors that contribute to nursing burnout.

A quantitative, cross-sectional study design was developed utilizing a convenience sample of Emergency Department (ED) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) direct care nurses who work at Doctors Hospital and provide at least 50% of their work time delivering patient care. Participants filled out a self-reported electronic survey that included four demographic questions and The Copenhagen Burnout Inventory tool The CBI consists of three scales measuring the degree of personal burnout, work-related burnout, and client-related burnout, for use in different domains.

Out of the 49 that participated in this study, 19 reported that their primary work are was the ICU, whereas 30 reported the ED as their primary work area. A total of 67.% of the nurses reported their years of experience were between 1-10 years and a total of 22.4% were between 11-20 years of experience. The results showed that nurses often or some-times felt worn out 73.4% of the time. In addition, nurses reported often or sometimes feeling emotionally exhausted 75.5% of the time and physically exhausted 65.3% of the time. Finally, 57.2% of nurses reported that they feel often or sometimes exhausted in the morning at the thought of another day at work. The implications of this study can be uti-lized to provide greater understanding of predictors that contribute to nursing burnout and guide the development of interventions to reduce nursing burnout in the ED and ICU.

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13th Annual BHSF Research Conference

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