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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150213
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Burnout Experience of Registered Nurses
Abstract:
The Burnout Experience of Registered Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Nelson, Janice
P.I. Institution Name:Troy State University
Burnout is a work-related syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and losing a sense of personal accomplishment in one’s work. The literature indicates burnout is not simply a one-dimensional syndrome, but a complex process with identifiable associative factors. High levels of burnout are associated with poor job performance, absenteeism, frequent job turnovers and stress-related illnesses. The available research has not clearly established the process for developing burnout or how different associative factors influence the process. The purpose of this grounded theory study was to explore the burnout experience of registered nurses and to conceptualize the essence of the complex interaction process. Eleven nurses each of whom had experienced a high level of burnout, as evidenced by having a high score on one or more of the subscales of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, comprised the sample. Each participant was audio taped during an interview in which the nurse describes the burnout experience. “Responding to chronic stress” emerged as the core category. Burnout is the result of chronic stress, often caused by a single stressor, occurring in an environment already containing multiple transitory stressors. The nurses perceived burnout to be a negative experience with physical, mental, and behavioral consequences. The nurses implemented a variety of coping strategies, but only peer support was perceived as effective. The ultimate result of a continuous high level of burnout was resignation. Implications from the study include the importance of nurses being educated about the burnout syndrome and the need for preventative interventions early in the process.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Burnout Experience of Registered Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150213-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Burnout Experience of Registered Nurses</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nelson, Janice</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Troy State University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">drjin@bellsouth.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Burnout is a work-related syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and losing a sense of personal accomplishment in one&rsquo;s work. The literature indicates burnout is not simply a one-dimensional syndrome, but a complex process with identifiable associative factors. High levels of burnout are associated with poor job performance, absenteeism, frequent job turnovers and stress-related illnesses. The available research has not clearly established the process for developing burnout or how different associative factors influence the process. The purpose of this grounded theory study was to explore the burnout experience of registered nurses and to conceptualize the essence of the complex interaction process. Eleven nurses each of whom had experienced a high level of burnout, as evidenced by having a high score on one or more of the subscales of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, comprised the sample. Each participant was audio taped during an interview in which the nurse describes the burnout experience. &ldquo;Responding to chronic stress&rdquo; emerged as the core category. Burnout is the result of chronic stress, often caused by a single stressor, occurring in an environment already containing multiple transitory stressors. The nurses perceived burnout to be a negative experience with physical, mental, and behavioral consequences. The nurses implemented a variety of coping strategies, but only peer support was perceived as effective. The ultimate result of a continuous high level of burnout was resignation. Implications from the study include the importance of nurses being educated about the burnout syndrome and the need for preventative interventions early in the process.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:19:06Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:19:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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