Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Emergency room nurse burnout
by Thomas, Brian, Ed.D., Pepperdine University, 2016, 153; 10139345
Abstract (Summary)

This study explores the pervasiveness of job fatigue in Emergency Room nurses. It identifies factors that contribute to nurse burnout, including job dissatisfaction and workplace bullying, and explores strategies for assessing and reducing fatigue syndrome. As the literature suggests, there is a link between nurse burnout and patient safety. These findings are expected to help organizations develop strategies to reduce stress in the workplace and develop wellness programs. Upon using an interviewing process, the study found several themes that pointed to the key factors of increased ER nurse burnout, and provided several implications as to the changes that need to be made to improve the ER department environment. Some of the key findings included the need to hire more staff, make supervisors and management more approachable and available, and increasing support to ER nurses. Doing so will clearly help mitigate the problem of high stress levels among ER nurses and help to prevent the likelihood of burnout.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Madjidi, Farzin
Commitee: Fraizer, Lani S., Miramontes, Gabriella
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 77/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational health, Nursing, Health care management
Keywords: Burnout, Happiness theory, Job dissatisfaction, Job fatigue syndrome, Medical emergency, Wellness
Publication Number: 10139345
ISBN: 978-1-339-94842-3
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