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Running head: NURSE MAXIMUM WORKLOAD AND BURNOUTNurse Maximum Workload and BurnoutStudent’s NameInstitutional AffiliationsDate
2NURSE MAXIMUM WORKLOAD AND BURNOUTNurse Maximum Workload and BurnoutDescription of the national healthcare issue/stressor selected and its impact onorganizationIn nursing there are various predominant factors that influence the process of servicedelivery. Some these factors include nurse maximum workload and burnout. Burnout refers to apsychological situation that include diminished and depersonalized sense of personalachievement, and emotional fatigue occurring as a result of human service professionals orworking with complex patients in challenging situations. Excess workload and burnout areassociated with work domain and can be equated to cumulative stress resulting from on-goingwork related demands. Workload is a prevalent problem facing many individuals andorganizations today. It arises from the opportunities, losses, or constrains that they face. It is thepressure that these factors exert on workers and individuals that cause them to experience stress. Maximum workload and burnout can bring about psychological lack of concentration,reduced concern for clients, reduced motivation and justifying of failure by blaming clients.Social support has been seen to lower the impact of perceived stressors and lessen effects ofburnout. It is likely that people working with other people such as health care workers utilizeavoidance coping strategies as they are not allowed autonomy in the work place. Avoidancecoping can lead to difficulties in relations between the worker and clients or with colleagues.