Study Highlights New Factors That Contribute to Burnout in Nurses

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A new study has investigated some of the commonly overlooked factors which can lead to burnout among nurses.

According to the study published in Plos One, burnout has increased sharply among working professionals in the 21st century due to environmental and socio-demographic factors. Nurses have not been immune to this and professionals in this line of work are prone to experience burnout.

Studies of burnout among nurses usually focus on factors such as long working hours, lack of communication, conflict of responsibilities, gender, and personality trait. However, the researchers of this new study concluded that other factors such as lack of recognition, excessive bureaucracy, economic difficulties, and even excessive interruptions could also lead to burnout among nurses.

This study was conducted by Guadalupe Manzano-Garcia and Juan-Carlos Ayala from the Department of Sciences Education and the Department of Economics and Business respectively, University of La Rioja, Spain. In total, about 43 experts served as the subjects of the study conducted via email questionnaire