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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152269
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationship Between Serenity and Burnout Among Nurses
Abstract:
The Relationship Between Serenity and Burnout Among Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Sansoucie, Debra A., EdD, RN, CNNP
P.I. Institution Name:Stony Brook Universtiy
Title:Clinical Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Arleen Steckel, PhD, RN, CPNP; Barbara Ann Messina, PhD, RN, ANP; Jeanne Greenfield, MS, RN, CPNP; Cynthia Kealey, MS, RN, NPP, CS, CASAC; Kathleen Bratby, MSN, RN; Sabra Boughton, RN, PhD
Purpose:  Burnout is a serious problem that has a direct effect on physical and psychological health, and is closely related to nurses abandoning the profession.  A correlation between spirituality and coping ability has been consistently demonstrated.  Serenity relates to the concept of spirituality.  The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between serenity and burnout among nurses.Theoretical Framework:  The concept of Serenity guided the development of this study.  Serenity is defined as a learned, positive emotion of inner peace that can be sustained, decreases perceived stress, and improves physical and emotional health.  Serenity (Roberts & Whall, 1996) is experienced in relation to development of the higher self.   Methods:  A correlation study design was used.  The sample consisted of 609 registered nurses who were on the active membership roster of the Kappa Gamma Chapter of STTI.   Instruments included the Maslach Burnout Inventory which consists of 22 questions and records three dimensions of burnout; and the Serenity Scale, a 40 item self report summated scale that evaluates serenity status based on ten critical attributes.  Results:  Forty-five percent (n=265) of nurses? sampled returned completed surveys.   Respondents were aged 23-72 (M=44, SD=11.2), were 96% female, and had been employed as a nurse for less than one year to 49 years (M=18, SD=11.5).  There was a significant inverse correlation demonstrated (r = -.537, p = .01) between serenity and burnout among nurses.  Conclusions and Implications:  Findings of this study hold valuable implications for nursing.  Knowledge about serenity can help nurses cope with the stresses of practice thereby decreasing the experience of burnout.  Interventions aimed at revising nursing education to include the concept of Serenity as an organizing framework may increase nurses? ability to cope with work related distress and decrease the number of nurses forced to leave the profession.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Serenity and Burnout Among Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152269-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Relationship Between Serenity and Burnout Among 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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sansoucie, Debra A., EdD, RN, CNNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Stony Brook Universtiy</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">debra.sansoucie@stonybrook.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Arleen Steckel, PhD, RN, CPNP; Barbara Ann Messina, PhD, RN, ANP; Jeanne Greenfield, MS, RN, CPNP; Cynthia Kealey, MS, RN, NPP, CS, CASAC; Kathleen Bratby, MSN, RN; Sabra Boughton, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose:&nbsp; Burnout is a serious problem that has a direct effect on physical and psychological health, and is closely related to nurses abandoning the profession.&nbsp; A correlation between spirituality and coping ability has been consistently demonstrated.&nbsp; Serenity relates to the concept of spirituality.&nbsp; The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between serenity and burnout among nurses.Theoretical Framework:&nbsp; The concept of Serenity guided the development of this study.&nbsp; Serenity is defined as a learned, positive emotion of inner peace that can be sustained, decreases perceived stress, and improves physical and emotional health.&nbsp; Serenity (Roberts &amp; Whall, 1996) is experienced in relation to development of the higher self.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Methods:&nbsp; A correlation study design was used.&nbsp; The sample consisted of 609 registered nurses who were on the active membership roster of the Kappa Gamma Chapter of STTI.&nbsp;&nbsp; Instruments included the Maslach Burnout Inventory which consists of 22 questions and records three dimensions of burnout; and the Serenity Scale, a 40 item self report summated scale that evaluates serenity status based on ten critical attributes.&nbsp;&nbsp;Results:&nbsp; Forty-five percent (n=265) of nurses? sampled returned completed surveys.&nbsp;&nbsp; Respondents were aged 23-72 (M=44, SD=11.2), were 96% female, and had been employed as a nurse for less than one year to 49 years (M=18, SD=11.5).&nbsp; There was a significant inverse correlation demonstrated (r = -.537, p = .01) between serenity and burnout among nurses.&nbsp; Conclusions and Implications:&nbsp; Findings of this study hold valuable implications for nursing.&nbsp; Knowledge about serenity can help nurses cope with the stresses of practice thereby decreasing the experience of burnout.&nbsp; Interventions aimed at revising nursing education to include the concept of Serenity as an organizing framework may increase nurses? ability to cope with work related distress and decrease the number of nurses forced to leave the profession.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:29:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:29:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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