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Exploring Burnout Among Long-Term Care Staff

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Item Summary Abaro, Paola 2022-06-07T20:08:49Z 2022-06-07T20:08:49Z 2022-06-07
dc.description.abstract Burnout is a mixture of exhaustion and perceived inadequacy caused by long-term job stress. Health care professional burnout is a widespread phenomenon characterized by a reduction in the staff's energy that displays in emotional exhaustion, lack of drive, and feelings of frustration and may lead to reductions in work efficacy. This Practice Inquiry Project (PIP) was conducted to assess burnout among long-term care staff members in a rural hospital and investigated the influence of Areas of Work-life (AWS) playing an essential role in occupational wellbeing and burnout. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and Areas of Work-life (AWS) instrument tools were employed to collect participants' data about organizational factors relevant to developing burnout. This project included educational training which highlighted the importance of mindfulness, characterized as a practice of learning to focus attention on moment-by-moment experiences with a mindset of openness and acceptance in managing stress. The Allostatic Load theory and Demand-Control support model concept were a vital part of the development of this project. Based on the data collected, high levels of Personal Accomplishments are affected by one's ability to loosen up at work and feeling of bringing a positive impact on others. The survey data also revealed that one's values and perception of reward at work play a significant factor in contributing to or managing burnout. The survey results in this project emphasized the role of nurse leaders in improving work conditions through empowerment and motivation by providing education support and recognition to decrease staff members' feelings of burnout and turnover rates and improve the quality of nursing care.
dc.format.extent 97
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.subject Life change events
dc.subject Burn out (Psychology)
dc.subject Older people--Long-term care
dc.subject Long-term care facilities
dc.subject Mindfulness (Psychology)
dc.title Exploring Burnout Among Long-Term Care Staff
dc.type Doctoral Project
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.contributor.instructor Ayers-Kawakami, Jeanette
dc.contributor.instructor Daub, Katharyn
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