The Stress And Burnout Is Always A Popular Issue For Journal Article, Academic Books And The Press

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Stress and burnout is always a popular issue for journal article, academic books and the press (Jonathan & Halbesleben, 2008). Professional burnout is understood as the psychological reaction to chronic work stress as well as globally recognized problem among various specialties of nursing (Maslach, Schaufeli & Leiter, 2001). Burnout has been reported one of the occupational hazards in the work place. It is a critical problem in human service professions and it is debilitating to workers, costly to agencies and detrimental to clients (Shinn, Morch & Chestnut, 1984). Nursing is one of the most stressful professions, with great degree of job stress. Moreover, due to serious budget cut in health care across Canada, it is very common among…show more content…
How can safe working environment can be created? In other word, need more solid evidence on which the practice can be based and burnout can be prevented. Background Burnout occurs more frequently in nurses who work in particularly stressful areas of nursing, such as critical care, oncology, burn units, emergency departments and also in general units, where staffing is inadequate or interpersonal relationship are strained (Ellis & Hartley, 2008). However, work stress and burnout is always a significant concerns in nursing affecting individual, patient and organization. In the health care organization, work stress may contribute to absenteeism and turnover, as a result of excessive workload continue to impact patient care outcomes at considerable cost to the system. This cost is even higher when replacing for turnover on specialized nursing units. According to research conducted by Canadian federation nurses’ union (CFNU), on average, one in five Canadian hospital nurses leaves his or her job every year, at a per capita cost to the institution of $25,000 (O’Brien-Pallas, Tomblin Murphy, Shamian, Li & Hayes, 2010). American studies cited even higher turnover costs of up to $67,000 per capita (Tschannen, Kalisch & Lee, 2010). Moreover, a study conducted among 309 new nurses in Quebec, reported that 43% experienced a high level of psychological distress, 62% intended to quit their present jobs for other jobs in nursing, and 13%
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