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Nurse Retention: How to Reduce Nurse Burnout

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, June 17th, 2014

In a survey administered to healthcare workers at 44 neonatal intensive care units, burnout ranged from 7.5% to 54.4%, according to a study in BMJ Quality & Safety.

Physicians tended to report less burnout (15.1% on average) than non-physicians (26.9% on average). Additionally, NICUs reporting more burnout also reported lower perceptions of “teamwork climate,” safety climate, job satisfaction, perceptions of management and working conditions.

Nurses Patient SatisfactionResearchers conclude NICU caregiver burnout appears to be associated with lower perceptions of an organization’s commitment to patient safety culture.

Caregivers who are nurtured in mind, body and spirit rarely burn out. To learn how to care for your caregivers, improve patient care, increase nurse retention and decrease nurse burnout, visit SelfCare for HealthCare™. Think about the impact this program can have on your culture and productivity…Let’s talk today!

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