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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164814
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Comparison of Burnout in Oncology Nurses
Author(s):
Sorensen, Celeste; Flynn, Courtney; Davis, Shoni
Author Details:
Celeste Sorensen, RN, OCN, Registered Nurse, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho, USA, email: oncchick@gmail.com; Courtney Flynn, RN, BSN, CPON; Shoni Davis, DNSc, RN, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Abstract:
Research Study: Burnout is a gradual process beginning with enthusiasm, advancing to stagnation, augmenting to frustration, and ultimately resulting in apathy. Nurses suffering from burnout experience a decline in quality of work, conflict with colleagues, indifference and cynicism towards patients, increased alcohol intake, family pressure, relationship breakdowns and increased irritability. Nurses who work in oncology are at an increased risk for burnout because of the intense and ongoing losses inherent to oncology nursing. The majority of a gap in the literature when comparing the presence of burnout and adult inpatient and outpatient settings. The purpose of this study is to explore the presence of burnout in oncology nurses working in adult and pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center and examine the extent to which demographic factors influence burnout in this population. Licensed Registered Nurses that work at St. Luke's Regional Medical in the inpatient and outpatient oncology settings were asked to complete three questionnaires: the Maslach Burnout Questionnaire, a questionnaire on nursing satisfaction, and a demographic data questionnaire developed by the researchers. Data will be analyzed to evaluate factors that are closely associated with burnout and also to compare levels of burnout in adult and pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings. This research study is still in progress. Data collection has been completed and the researchers are currently analysing the data. Cancer nurses are a valuable resource and retention of oncology nurses is vitally important. Burnout is costly, not only in turnover, but it affects quality patient care. Nurses who remain in areas where burnout is endemic have shown signs of increased rates of absenteeism and reduced productivity. Burnout results from prolonged high levels of stress at work, and when left untreated can result in an exodus of health care works from the emotionally intense situations.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Comparison of Burnout in Oncology Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSorensen, Celesteen_US
dc.contributor.authorFlynn, Courtneyen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Shonien_US
dc.author.detailsCeleste Sorensen, RN, OCN, Registered Nurse, St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Boise, Idaho, USA, email: oncchick@gmail.com; Courtney Flynn, RN, BSN, CPON; Shoni Davis, DNSc, RN, Boise State University, Boise, Idahoen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164814-
dc.description.abstractResearch Study: Burnout is a gradual process beginning with enthusiasm, advancing to stagnation, augmenting to frustration, and ultimately resulting in apathy. Nurses suffering from burnout experience a decline in quality of work, conflict with colleagues, indifference and cynicism towards patients, increased alcohol intake, family pressure, relationship breakdowns and increased irritability. Nurses who work in oncology are at an increased risk for burnout because of the intense and ongoing losses inherent to oncology nursing. The majority of a gap in the literature when comparing the presence of burnout and adult inpatient and outpatient settings. The purpose of this study is to explore the presence of burnout in oncology nurses working in adult and pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center and examine the extent to which demographic factors influence burnout in this population. Licensed Registered Nurses that work at St. Luke's Regional Medical in the inpatient and outpatient oncology settings were asked to complete three questionnaires: the Maslach Burnout Questionnaire, a questionnaire on nursing satisfaction, and a demographic data questionnaire developed by the researchers. Data will be analyzed to evaluate factors that are closely associated with burnout and also to compare levels of burnout in adult and pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings. This research study is still in progress. Data collection has been completed and the researchers are currently analysing the data. Cancer nurses are a valuable resource and retention of oncology nurses is vitally important. Burnout is costly, not only in turnover, but it affects quality patient care. Nurses who remain in areas where burnout is endemic have shown signs of increased rates of absenteeism and reduced productivity. Burnout results from prolonged high levels of stress at work, and when left untreated can result in an exodus of health care works from the emotionally intense situations.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:29Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_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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