The Common Factors Behind Nurse Burnout
What is Nurse Burnout?
1. Emotional Exhaustion
3. Low Personal Accomplishment
What are the Implications of Nurse Burnout?
Burnout can have far-reaching consequences not only for nurses but additionally for the healthcare organization and patients.
When it comes to nurses, burnout can result in depression, exhaustion, sleeping problems, irritability, and disengagement. What does this mean? All of these issues can mean increased medical errors, more absences from work, and high staffing turnover – certainly not good news for hospitals or patients.
A Look at Statistics
● Over 1/3 of nurses in hospitals and nursing homes report burnout from their jobs
● 50% of nurses have considered leaving the profession
● 1 in 5 nurses leaves his/her job in the first year
● 1 in 3 nurses leaves his/her job within two years
● The number one reason for wanting to leave a nursing job is feeling overworked (27%)
When analyzing the data, it’s easy to see that nurse burnout has momentous effects on healthcare in general. Nursing shortages, patient safety, and costs for hospitals are all significant problems related to burnout.
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