Nurse Burnout

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“Let’s start with the first benefit to nursing: Altruism – the unselfish concern for the welfare of others; selflessness. Nurses help people. It’s that simple. And in doing so, we receive the unmatched satisfaction of knowing that we have made a difference to patients and their families.” – Dawn Marino, RN, BSN, HNB-BC: – Why Did You Become a Nurse? “Nurses help people.” So, what’s standing in the way of nurses performing the job they went into the field to do? Reaction Data asked nurses from across the nation what the major contributors to the work-related stress they feel are. Spoiler alert: It’s not the patients.

Bureaucracy

Whereas physicians’ number one stress was their EHR system, nurses are more concerned with the internal bureaucracy that takes place in their organization.

Taking its toll

Though some thing Nurses have a nice schedule with multiple days off each week, those 12 hour work shifts are hard! Twelve hours of stressful work, sometimes doing it through the night, is taking its toll on nurses.

No One is Safe

It didn’t matter which EHR Nurses were using, they seem to be frustrated with too much computer time that ultimately takes time away from caring for their patients.