Do Nurses Experience Burnout?
Keywords:Nursing, burnout, professional depersonalization
The aim of this study was to determine the burnout of nurses, to determine whether burnout levels differ according to specific demographic variables and the unit is working and to identify the problems related to the subject. The research was conducted at a university hospital in Manisa. The sample of this study was conducted 204 nursing students. The data were collected by a nurses identification form, Maslach Burnout Scale. ANOVA, Kruskall Wallis, Mann Whitney U and Pearson correlation were used for statistical analysis. According to the results gathered from the findings; nurses live in moderate emotional exhaustion, and depersonalisation, nurses perceive as lower personal accomplishment. With respect to nurses of gender, educational status and work services that it was found that there was a statistically significant between score of scale of personal accomplishment subscale (p<0.05). Graduated degree and female nurses perceived as a high personal accomplishment. As for, age and working years that scores of subscales they received on the scale of nurses is evaluated that it was determined that there was a statistically significant between scores of depersonalization subscale (p<0.05). As the period of working in the job and ages decreased depersonalisation rised in nurses and the burnout was seen to be higher in staff nurses. Nurses within the scope of this research are experiencing burnout. Therefore, actions to prevent and to develop strategies for dealing to burnout of nurses must be planned and implemented in both organizational and individual basis.
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