Hospice Inpatient Unit Stress And Burnout Syndrome Incidences And Consequences

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Hospice Inpatient Unit Stress and Burnout Syndrome Incidences and Consequences
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Hospice Inpatient Unit Stress and Burnout Syndrome Incidences and Consequences
Burnout is a psychological term used for the experience of long-term exhaustion, frustration, anger and depression. It is associated with feelings of hopelessness, difficulties in dealing with work and doing one’s job effectively. Although closely related, stress and burnout are not synonymous
Stress and burnout among nurses are one of healthcare establishment significant problems with adverse implications on clinical outcomes. Available data estimate the prevalence of stress and burnout syndrome to range between 30-80% with healthcare industry likely to record higher cases (Tay, et al. 2014). That notwithstanding, nurses have the highest level of stress and burnout syndrome incidences among all healthcare professionals (Mealer, et al. 2009) This is primarily because nurses constitute the first line of contact with patients hence get a continuous exposure to emotional strains associated with being around the sick and dying (Wagaman, et al. 2015). Although it is well known that such stressor leads to burnout syndrome when not attended to, little is known about the prevalence of these incidences and their consequences to healthcare in hospice inpatient unit. Consequently, the study will evaluate stress and burnout syndrome incidence among nurses working in a hospice care unit…

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