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International Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences

Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

Burning issue in healthcare: Burnout among nurses in a tertiary care hospital


Aileen J, Narendranath V


Burnout at work develops as consequence of prolonged stress which causes exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation. Concepts of burnout and stress has been the researchers focus for several years. These concepts are extremely important to the employees in other industries and nursing in specific. Little research has investigated regarding burnout in healthcare professionals. The study aimed to assess burnout level among nurses in a tertiary care hospital and to compare the level of burnout among nurses working in different departments.Maslach Burnout Inventory- Survey tool was used to measure burnout among nurses from various wards.Nurses showed moderate levels of Emotional Exhaustion, higher levels of Depersonalization and personal Accomplishment. Married nurses with more personal responsibilities experienced higher levels of Emotional Exhaustion and unmarried nurses showed high levels of depersonalization.The findings suggest that burnout is an important problem for nurses. Indian nurses show different patterns of burnout from nurses working in developed countries, this can be due to cultural and work environment differences.It is essential to address life-work balance, coping mechanism and stress management to reduce the burden of burnout.

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How to cite this article:
Aileen J, Narendranath V. Burning issue in healthcare: Burnout among nurses in a tertiary care hospital. Int. J. Nurs. Health Sci. 2021;3(1):10-14. DOI: 10.33545/26649187.2021.v3.i1a.26