Burnout in Health-Care Professionals During Reorganizations and Downsizing. A cohort study in nurses

Source: Kirsten Nordang, Marie-Louise Hall-Lord and Per G Farup, BMC Nursing 2010, 4 June 2010

From the abstract:
Burnout is a psychological reaction triggered by interaction between personal characteristics and stress factors. Reorganizations and downsizing with increased workload imply stress for health-care professionals. This is a study of burnout in nurses during a period with two comprehensive reorganizations.

There was a significant development of burnout in a group of nurses during a period with two reorganizations and downsizing. Burnout was associated with low SOC. Working with seriously ill patients with cancer has probably made the nurses exceptionally vulnerable to the stress and workload related to the reorganizations.

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