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PICOT 2 Background Nursing burnout is a problem that a lot of nurses encounter within a few months of being a new nurse or within years of being a seasoned nurse. “Burnout is used to describe workers’ reactions to the chronic stress common in occupations involving numerous direct interactions with people” (Jennings, 2008). Women in the healthcare industry work 12 hour shifts for up to 5 days and juggle the stresses from both work and home life. Some nurses are Mother’s and wives and have stress that comes along with that. They also work in acute care or intensive care units and have to carry the stress from work with them. Eventually these stressors will wear down a person and thus burnout happens. Work stress in nursing was first assessed in 1960, when Menzies identified four sources of anxiety among nurses: patient care, decision making, taking responsibility, and change (Jennings, 2008). Jennings also explained how the nurse’s role has
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