Burnout syndrome in nurses working in palliative care units: An analysis of associated factors

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Title: Burnout syndrome in nurses working in palliative care units: An analysis of associated factors
Authors: Rizo-Baeza, Mercedes | Mendiola Infante, Susana Virginia | Sepehri, Armina | Palazón Bru, Antonio | Gil Guillén, Vicente | Cortés Castell, Ernesto
Research Group/s: Salud y Cuidados en Grupos Vulnerables (SACU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería
Keywords: Burnout | Hospice and palliative care nursing | Nursing administration research | Organization and administration | Professional
Knowledge Area: Enfermería
Issue Date: 11-Jul-2017
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Citation: Journal of Nursing Management. 2018, 26(1): 19-25. doi:10.1111/jonm.12506
Abstract: Aims: To analyse the association between psychological, labour and demographic factors and burnout in palliative care nursing. Background: There is a lack of published research evaluating burnout in palliative care nursing. Methods: This observational cross-sectional study involved 185 palliative care nurses in Mexico. The primary variables were burnout defined by its three dimensions (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment). As secondary variables, psychological, labour and demographic factors were considered. A binary logistic regression model was constructed to determine factors associated with burnout. Results: A total of 69 nurses experienced high emotional exhaustion (37.3%), 65 had high depersonalization (35.1%) and 70 had low personal performance (37.8%). A higher proportion of burnout was found in the participants who were single parents, working >8 hr per day, with a medium/high workload, a lack of a high professional quality of life and a self-care deficit. Conclusion: Our multivariate models were very accurate in explaining burnout in palliative care nurses. These models must be externally validated to predict burnout and prevent future complications of the syndrome accurately. Implications for Nursing Management: Nurses who present the factors found should be the focus of interventions to reduce work stress.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/71569
ISSN: 0966-0429 (Print) | 1365-2834 (Online)
DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12506
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jonm.12506
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