Alexa D'Angelo

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Nurse burnout has become a growing issue among hospitals throughout the world. It is a subject that greatly effects both the mental and physical health of current and future nurses going into the field. This study explored the most popular and well-known causes and risk factors of nurse burnout throughout hospitals. Through the use of structured interviews, three participants were chosen with backgrounds in varying specialties. The interviews consisted of ten predetermined questions, with room for the participants to elaborate. Along with the interviews, data was gathered from current, up to date literature on the research topic of nurse burnout. Results were sought through the use of thematic categorizing between the results of the interviews and the data found within the literature. Personality, family life, specialty, and stress were among the most researched and prevalent risk factors found. There was a high congruence between the responses of the interviewees and the literature, with stress and specialty being the predominant risk factors. These results suggest that nurse burnout can be prevented by targeting these specific risk factors and eradicating them. On this basis, the topic of nurse burnout should be further studied so that more action can be taken towards its prevention and resolution.

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