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Jessica ProanoFollow

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23-8-2019 9:00 AM

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23-8-2019 11:00 AM

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Background: Neonatal nurses care for newborns with many different illnesses, from the moment they are born up the the age of two. Neonatal nurses experience burnout due to the stress of caring for theses neonates. Burnout leads to nurses leaving the profession, developing health problems, and committing errors.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to examine burnout experienced by the nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit and to identify effective coping strategies that are being used.

Method: This integrative literature review was conducted using keywords “neonatal nurse,” “neonatal nursing,” “burnout,” and “coping” to search the literature between 2008 and 2018 in the PubMed and CINAHL Complete databases. These results were then refined to include on peer-reviewed articles written in the English language and of the nursing or medicine disciple. A total of six articles were ultimately used from both databases.

Results: Four major categories of strategies to to cope with burnout were identified within the literature: self-maintenance, a positive environment, education and reflective practice.

Conclusions: Current research identified four categories of strategies being used by nurses as effective ways to deal with the burnout they are experiencing. Consideringthe seriousness of the environment of the neonatal intensive care unit and its patients, nurses that are burnt out can be detrimental to their patients, themselves, and the organizations they work for. Addressing burnout should be given high priority by nurses and the healthcare organizations they work for.

Key Words: neonatal, nurse, burnout, coping, neonatal nursing

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Aug 23rd, 9:00 AM Aug 23rd, 11:00 AM

Addressing Burnout of Neonatal Nurses and Effective Coping Strategies: An Integrative Literature Review

Abstract

Background: Neonatal nurses care for newborns with many different illnesses, from the moment they are born up the the age of two. Neonatal nurses experience burnout due to the stress of caring for theses neonates. Burnout leads to nurses leaving the profession, developing health problems, and committing errors.

Objectives: The purpose of this integrative literature review was to examine burnout experienced by the nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit and to identify effective coping strategies that are being used.

Method: This integrative literature review was conducted using keywords “neonatal nurse,” “neonatal nursing,” “burnout,” and “coping” to search the literature between 2008 and 2018 in the PubMed and CINAHL Complete databases. These results were then refined to include on peer-reviewed articles written in the English language and of the nursing or medicine disciple. A total of six articles were ultimately used from both databases.

Results: Four major categories of strategies to to cope with burnout were identified within the literature: self-maintenance, a positive environment, education and reflective practice.

Conclusions: Current research identified four categories of strategies being used by nurses as effective ways to deal with the burnout they are experiencing. Consideringthe seriousness of the environment of the neonatal intensive care unit and its patients, nurses that are burnt out can be detrimental to their patients, themselves, and the organizations they work for. Addressing burnout should be given high priority by nurses and the healthcare organizations they work for.

Key Words: neonatal, nurse, burnout, coping, neonatal nursing

 

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