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Nursing Burnout

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NURSING BURNOUT 2
Problem: Nursing burnout and its impact on staffing resulting in issues such as understaffing and
patient safety
Introduction
According to Dall'Ora, et al. (2020), burnout refers to the feelings of physical and
emotional exhaustion resulting from work-related stress. It is characterized by emotional
exhaustion, high depersonalization, and feelings of a low sense of personal accomplishment
(Cishahayo et al., 2019). Burnout is a significant problem in healthcare, especially nursing, due to
the high demand for nurses, low supply, and stressful family and patient relationships issues.
Burnout has severe impacts on the nurse, patients and healthcare systems at large ad hence it is
fundamental to find effective interventions for the problem. The impacts affect patients' quality of
care and safety, nurse job satisfaction, and turnover, resulting in nurses leaving their careers.
However, it is possible to mitigate nursing burnout through various interventions discussed by
various scholars. These interventions positively impact patients, nurses, and the organization,
hence implementing the interventions.
Literature review
Causes of nursing burnout
Dall'Ora et al., (2020) theoretical review highlight various job characteristics that result
in nursing burnout. These include low staffing levels, high workload, low control, and long shifts.
These findings are supported by Henry (2014), who analyses various areas for potential nursing
burn out including workload, control, reward, community, values, and fairness. These include the
feelings of exhaustion when the nurse has to do so much work alone, the feelings of lack of power
towards patient's outcomes, feelings of lack of support, perceived unfairness, and when one has

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Running head: NURSING BURNOUT 1 Student Name Institution Affiliation Date NURSING BURNOUT 2 Problem: Nursing burnout and its impact on staffing resulting in issues such as understaffing and patient safety Introduction According to Dall'Ora, et al. (2020), burnout refers to the feelings of physical and emotional exhaustion resulting from work-related stress. It is characterized by emotional exhaustion, high depersonalization, and feelings of a low sense of personal accomplishment (Cishahayo et al., 2019). Burnout is a significant problem in healthcare, especially nursing, due to the high demand for nurses, low supply, and stressful family and patient relationships issues. Burnout has severe impacts on the nurse, patients and healthcare systems at large ad hence it is fundamental to find effective interventions for the problem. The impacts affect patients' quality of care and safety, nurse job satisfaction, and turnover, resulting in nurses leaving their careers. However, it is possible to mitigate nursing burnout through various interventions discussed by various scholars. These interventions positively impact patients, nurses, and the organization, hence implementing the interventions. Literature review Causes of nursing burnout Dall'Ora et al., (2020) theoretical review highlight various job characteristics that result in nursing burnout. These include low staffing levels, high workload, low control, and long shifts. These findings are supported by Henry (2014), who an ...
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