Nursing Home Nurse Burnout

 In Nurses Weekly

Nearly three quarters of registered nurses working in nursing homes said they had to leave work unfinished because they didn’t have enough time or resources.

Three out of 10 had high levels of burnout or were dissatisfied with their jobs, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

“I think that this just kind of raises an alarm,” said Elizabeth White, a geriatric nurse practitioner who led the survey-based research while a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research. “Nurses are saying that they just don’t have the time and resources to do all the care that needs to be done.”

The results bode poorly for patient safety and have other implications including…

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