Burnout: A Pandemic Needing Emergent Attention
Graduate School of Nursing
Critical Care | Critical Care Nursing
Dawn Carpenter, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCR, a critical care nurse and nurse practitioner, relates that nurses who experience high rates of moral distress, where conflicts arise around treatment goals that are contrary to the nurse's values, experience a high degree of burnout. A negative work environment can have a “contagion effect,”where burnout is the result of attitudes and negative conditions of the employment environment.
burnout, critical care, health professionals
Worcester Medicine. 2017 September/October;81(5):11. Link to issue on publisher's website
Carpenter D. (2017). Burnout: A Pandemic Needing Emergent Attention. Graduate School of Nursing Publications and Presentations. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/gsn_pp/103