Burnout

Publication Title: 
Journal of Clinical Nursing

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore qualitative literature to ascertain whether and how nurses and midwives perceive that mindfulness impacts on their practice, particularly their interactions with patients. BACKGROUND: Stress and burnout, which negatively impact patient care, are widely reported among nurses and midwives, who face unique stressors as professionals who often hold little organisational power, but are expected to shoulder the burden of resource cuts and an increasingly complex workload.

Author(s): 
Hunter, Louise
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine

BACKGROUND: Emotional competencies are extremely important for healthcare providers exposed to patients' suffering. The effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) has been studied in this population. However, it is unclear whether capacities identified as core for care are modified favourably by this intervention. OBJECTIVES: (1) To identify outcomes in studies on the effect of MBSR in healthcare providers. (2) To evaluate the impact of MBSR on these outcomes.

Author(s): 
Lamothe, Martin
Rondeau, Émélie
Malboeuf-Hurtubise, Catherine
Duval, Michel
Sultan, Serge
Publication Title: 
GMS health technology assessment

BACKGROUND: The prevalence, diagnostics and therapy of the burnout syndrome are increasingly discussed in the public. The unclear definition and diagnostics of the burnout syndrome are scientifically criticized. There are several therapies with unclear evidence for the treatment of burnout in existence. OBJECTIVES: The health technology assessment (HTA) report deals with the question of usage and efficacy of different burnout therapies. METHODS: For the years 2006 to 2011, a systematic literature research was done in 31 electronic databases (e.g. EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsycINFO).

Author(s): 
Korczak, Dieter
Wastian, Monika
Schneider, Michael
Publication Title: 
Journal of Nursing Management

AIM: The study investigated the three symptoms of burnout among hospital nurses and examined the buffering effects of optimism and proactive coping in relation to burnout. BACKGROUND: Nursing is a profession that can easily lead to burnout. Burnout has been one of the most investigated work outcomes in current research. Previous research has largely ignored the positive influence of individuals on job outcomes and has not tested a constructive framework that might facilitate interventions to prevent burnout.

Author(s): 
Chang, Yuhsuan
Chan, Hsin-Ju
Publication Title: 
Midwifery

BACKGROUND: compassion fatigue and burnout can impact on the performance of midwives, with this quantitative paper exploring the relationship between self-compassion, burnout, compassion fatigue, self-judgement, self-kindness, compassion for others, professional quality of life and well-being of student midwives. METHOD: a quantitative survey measured relationships using questionnaires: (1) Professional Quality of Life Scale; (2) Self-Compassion Scale; (3) Short Warwick and Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale; (4) Compassion For Others Scale.

Author(s): 
Beaumont, Elaine
Durkin, Mark
Hollins Martin, Caroline J.
Carson, Jerome
Publication Title: 
Nurse Education Today

BACKGROUND: Compassion fatigue and burnout can impact on performance of nurses. This paper explores the relationship between self-compassion, self-judgement, self-kindness, compassion, professional quality of life, and wellbeing among community nurses. AIM: To measure associations between self-compassion, compassion fatigue, wellbeing, and burnout in community nurses.

Author(s): 
Durkin, Mark
Beaumont, Elaine
Hollins Martin, Caroline J.
Carson, Jerome
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