alexa Burnout among hospital nurses in China.
Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Biology and Medicine

Author(s): Lin F, St John W, McVeigh C

Abstract Share this page

Abstract AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the level of burnout and factors that contribute to burnout in hospital nurses in the People's Republic of China. BACKGROUND: While burnout among hospital nurses has been widely researched in western countries, little research has investigated burnout among hospital nurses in China. METHOD: A translated version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey was used to measure burnout in 249 randomly selected nurses from various wards of a large teaching hospital in Beijing, China. Questionnaire packs were sent to the hospital wards where selected nurses worked. One hundred and twenty-eight nurses returned the completed questionnaire. The response rate was 51\%. RESULTS: The results showed moderate levels of Emotional Exhaustion and Personal Accomplishment, and low levels of Depersonalization. Age, years of experience and professional title had a significant positive relationship with Emotional Exhaustion and Personal Accomplishment. Older, married nurses with more personal responsibilities and in a more senior position experienced higher levels of Emotional Exhaustion. CONCLUSION: The findings suggest that burnout is a significant issue for nurses in China. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: The results of this study indicate that working environment factors such as relationships with coworkers and managers may contribute to or mitigate burnout. There is a need to address personal and professional support, life-work balance, personal accomplishment and educational programmes to reduce burnout in nurses working in China.
This article was published in J Nurs Manag and referenced in Biology and Medicine

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version