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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163243
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationship Between Serenity and Burnout Among Nurses
Author(s):
Sansoucie, Debra; Steckel, Arleen; Messina, Barbara A.; Greenfield, Jeanne; Kealey, Cynthia; Bratby, Kathleen; Boughton, Sabra
Author Details:
Debra Sansoucie, EdD, Clinical Associate Professor, Stony Brook University, School of Nursing, Stony Brook, New York, USA, email: Debra_Sansoucie@notes2.nursing.sunysb.edu; Arleen Steckel, PhD, RN; Barbara A. Messina, PhD, RN; Jeanne Greenfield, MSN, RN; Cynthia Kealey, MSN, RN; Kathleen Bratby, MSN, RN; Sabra Boughton, PhD, RN
Abstract:
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 (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): 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:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
18th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Description:
�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Serenity and Burnout Among Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSansoucie, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.authorSteckel, Arleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMessina, Barbara A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGreenfield, Jeanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorKealey, Cynthiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBratby, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoughton, Sabraen_US
dc.author.detailsDebra Sansoucie, EdD, Clinical Associate Professor, Stony Brook University, School of Nursing, Stony Brook, New York, USA, email: Debra_Sansoucie@notes2.nursing.sunysb.edu; Arleen Steckel, PhD, RN; Barbara A. Messina, PhD, RN; Jeanne Greenfield, MSN, RN; Cynthia Kealey, MSN, RN; Kathleen Bratby, MSN, RN; Sabra Boughton, PhD, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163243-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: 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 (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): 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.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:03:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:03:57Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.name18th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationCherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description�New Momentum for Nursing Research: Multidisciplinary Alliances�, held on April 20th -22nd at the Hilton in Cherry Hill, New Jerseyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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