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Vol. 8, Issue 6 (2019)

Burnout among staff nurses working in hospitals

Author(s):
Naorem Jeeniya Chanu and Dr. Geeta Shiroor
Abstract:
On 25 of February 2015, Dr. Peter Carter, the General Secretary of the Royal college of nursing (RCN) in the UK addressed the issue of nursing shortage by stating that it is still indeed a very huge problem with patients waiting on trolleys for hours in order to receive treatment as well as nurses’ poor working conditions (RCN 2015). It is also important to assess the nurses burnout as it affects the performance of the nurse and the quality of care he or she provides to the patient. The objectives of this study is to assess the burnout among the Staff Nurses and to identify the factors leading to burnout among the staff nurses. A non-experimental descriptive study was adopted enrolling 200 staff nurses selected by Non probability convenient sampling technique from various selected Hospitals of Pune City. Analysis was done using frequency and percentage distribution and chi sqaure test.
Findings: It was found that majority (96%) of the staff nurses had high level of burnout in terms of emotional exhaustion and only 04% of the subjects had moderate level of burnout in terms of emotional exhaustion. that almost all of the subjects (99%) of the staff nurses had high level of burnout in terms of depersonalization and only 1% of the subjects had moderate level of burnout in terms of depersonalization. Almost half of the subjects (47%) of the staff nurses had high level of burnout in terms of professional accomplishment. 26.5% of the subjects had moderate as well as low level of burnout in terms of professional accomplishment. Maximum (74.5%) of the staff nurses had experienced high level of overall burnout (Score 89 – 132) and 25.5% of the staff nurses had experienced moderate level of overall burnout. The table also depicted that none of the staff nurses experience low level of overall burnout. So, it shows that nurses are affected with some or the other factors for burnout that most leading professional & organizational factor was frequent night shifts (75.5%) and the least leading professional & organizational factors were intra team conflict and unsupportive supervisors. The most leading socio cultural & psychological factor was feeling of disrespect (69%) and the least leading socio cultural & psychological factors was discrimination (10%) for burnout among staff nurses working in hospitals.
Conclusion: Majority of the staff nurses had high level of burnout in terms of emotional exhaustion and only few subjects had moderate level of burnout in terms of emotional exhaustion. And maximum of the staff nurses had experienced high level of overall burnout and some of the staff nurses had experienced moderate level of overall burnout.
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How to cite this article:
Naorem Jeeniya Chanu, Dr. Geeta Shiroor. Burnout among staff nurses working in hospitals. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(6):312-315.

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