Major

Nursing RN/BSN Akron

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

Burnout syndrome among nurses, especially within the critical care setting, has been a persistent and increasingly prevalent problem in the healthcare field. This systematic review aims to explore the common causes of burnout among nurses associated with working in a critical care setting. Twenty-five peer-reviewed articles, published between the years of 2000 and 2018, were selected for analysis and synthesis using the databases PubMed and CINAHL. The group included research studies conducted in the United States, Spain, France, China and Iran with sample sizes ranging from 42 to 2,392 intensive care unit (ICU) nurses. The articles included in this review were from systematic reviews and individual experimental studies that used Maslach Burnout Inventory, General Health Questionnaire, Integrative Literature Reviews, Depression Screenings, Cross-Sectional studies, and the Connor-David Resilience Scale. Findings demonstrate a high incidence of burnout among critical care nurses, with common causes related to environmental, situational and personal factors.

Research Sponsor

Diane Brown

First Reader

Connie Chronister

Second Reader

Lori Kidd

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