In practice today, units with high intensity, stress, and patient needs are being burnt-out quickly due to patients’ intense needs, uncertain outcomes, and the ongoing witnessing of suffering and death. The purpose of this paper is to determine if there is a significant relationship between critical care units, and a high risk of nurses who work on those units exhibiting more characteristics of burnout. The study was done to gauge burnout, strength, and prevalence of moral distress, differentiated moral distress from day-to-day stressors, and determine fortitude and other aspects indicative of resilience. There was a cross-sectional survey model to test the exposure of a high-stress nursing unit. Data from nurses completing six surveys and a sociodemographic data sheet was analyzed and summarized by a software. The methods hospitals are trying are multidimensional, but nurses are finding support strategies to reduce their fatigue, which is a better factor in nurse retention. The results proved the hypothesis to be true; there is a direct correlation between critical care units and a high risk of nurses who work on those units exhibiting more characteristics of burn out. Overall, nurses are feeling low levels of personal accomplishment and if this problem keeps occurring then there will be even more difficulty within high intensity units.
Rusher, Jayden and McClaskey, Barbara, "Critical Care Nurses at Higher Risk of Burnout" (2019). Posters. 54.