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Beating Burnout: A Multifaceted Approach

Burnout is a significant issue nurses often find themselves facing, and this struggle has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on morale, staffing, and patient care. This is one of the biggest reasons why large numbers of nurses have left the profession over the past two years. The purpose of this project is to review the current literature on the issue of nurse burnout and its implications to discuss a new approach to solving this problem. When tackling this issue, administrators must consider several contributing factors as burnout cannot be solved by only focusing on just one component, such as excessive workload or lack of reward. The literature on this subject will be reviewed using nursing databases such as CINAHL and PubMed to gather information on current factors that have contributed to burnout, common interventions for staff nurses, and how we can better approach this topic using evidence-based practice. This evidence is going to be presented to the leadership team to hopefully decrease staff turnover and inform of methods they can use to improve staff satisfaction and decrease burnout. It is hoped that this project will allow nurses and administrators to adopt a new perspective on taking an all-around approach to this topic.

Fiona Cioch '22
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