Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Burnout in the Nurses Working at Psychiatry Clinics


Uzm.Hem. Kahramanmaraş Yenişehir Devlet Hastanesi


Doç. Dr. İstanbul Üniversitesi, Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2009; 17: 174-183
Read: 680 Downloads: 482 Published: 18 December 2019

Aim: The aim of this study is describe the burnout levels of the nurses working at psychiatry clinics and exhibit the correlation with related demographic and job characteristics

Method: This study is descriptive. The one hundred and seventy five nurses who were chosen randomly from 2 Hospitals of Health Ministry, 3 University Hospitals and A Foundation Hospital in Istanbul are the samples of the research. The questionnaire form and Maslach Burnout Inventory have been used for collecting the data. Data were analized by Oneway Anova Test, Kruskal Wallis, t test, correlation.

Results: In this study, the points of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization at low levels, personal accomplishment at high level have been found in nurses. In this study has been found difference between burnout and age, working year, working year in psychiatric clinic, satisfaction from working environment, choosing and working profession voluntarily, suitabilityof job to self.

Conclusion: In this study, burnout levels of nurses was low. However, burnout scores were higher among young nurses who were at the beginning of their career in relation with age and working year. Furthermore, burnout was low of nurses who want to work in psychiatry clinics. Therefore, supportive interventions for trainee nurses are needed and nurses who want to working in psychiatry clinics also should be guided to these areas.

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