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Dr. Paula Barbel, Associate Professor, Nursing
Nurse burnout can be defined as the emotional, physical and mental strain that the profession of nursing has on the nurse; leading to dissatisfaction with their job and their ability to practice (“Nurse Burnout”, 2019). Unfortunately, nurse burnout is prevalent throughout healthcare institutions. Burned out nurses are more prone to making medication and other patient related errors. Thus, an increase in the amount of nurses experiencing burnout can be a strong indicator of the decrease in the number of safe and effective nurses there are practicing at any given time within an institution. (Isa, et al., 219). Burnout can affect nurses of all backgrounds and specialties. There are lots of factors that contribute to the burnout that many nurses experience. Some of these things include the personal, emotional and social aspects of their lives and; not to mention the inherent duties that come with the profession.
Tomasello, Sarah R., "Nurse Burnout and Implementation of Stress Relieving Techniques" (2019). Senior Honors Theses. 243.