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Nurses suffer from high levels of burnout due to the nature of their demanding profession(Dalmolin et al., 2012). Many researchers have looked into the fundamental causes, impacts, andapproaches to prevent or mitigate burnout among these healthcare professionals. Most nurses experience burnout, which is linked to nursing responsibilities, role conflict with other professionals, role overload, and role ambiguity (Rushdy, 2016). In most cases, they work long shifts of up to thirteen to sixteen hours instead of the standard eight, causing physical and emotional stress. Burnout is linked to patient dissatisfaction with the treatment provided by
6nurses with job discontent. The working environment also has significant impacts on the frequency and prevalence of burnout among nurses. Nurses are predisposed to burnout due to demanding communication, bad connections with patients or loved ones, heavy workloads, stressful emergent cases, and home/work imbalances (Rushdy, 2016). Both emotional and physical burnout is exacerbated by an acute scarcity of nurses due to understaffing and a lack of positive feedback or support from senior staff (Rushdy, 2016). As a result, nurses face numerous challenges in their fields of practice, increasing the risk of burnout.
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