0
No votes yet
Article

Nursing Burnout Interventions

Barbara J. Henry
CJON 2014, 18(2), 211-214 DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.211-214

Many studies have documented high prevalence of burnout and compassion fatigue in oncology nurses. Burnout has detrimental effects on nurses, patients, and healthcare organizations. However, burnout interventions have been shown to improve the physical and mental health of nurses, patient satisfaction, and the organizational bottom line by reducing associated costs of burnout. Although treatment centers may prevent and correct burnout in oncology nurses by providing various interventions, few articles focus on those interventions. This article compiles and describes interventions that will serve as a reference to nurses and healthcare organization leaders interested in implementing similar programs.

References 

Adams, K., & Putrino, J. (2010). <i>Expressive writing to promote self-care.</i> Interactive podium presentation at the 11th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Institutes of Learning. Orlando, FL.

Aiken, L. H., Clark, S. P., Sloane, D. M., Sochalski, J. A., & Silber, J. H. (2002). Hospital nurse staffing and patient mortality, nurse burnout, and job dissatisfaction. <i>JAMA, 288</i>, 1987-1993. doi:10.1001/jama.288.16.1987

Aycock, N., & Boyle, D. (2009). Interventions to manage compassion fatigue in oncology nursing. <i>Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13</i>, 183-191. doi:10.1188/09.CJON.183-191

Barnard, D., Street, A., & Love, A. W. (2006). Relationships between stressors, work supports, and burnout among cancer nurses. <i>Cancer Nursing, 29</i>, 338-345.

Bauer-Wu, S. (2005). Seeds of hope, blossoms of meaning. <i>Oncology Nursing Forum, 32</i>, 927-933. doi:10.1188/05.ONF.927-933

Bush, N. J. (2009). Compassion fatigue: Are you at risk? <i>Oncology Nursing Forum, 36</i>, 24-28. doi:10.1188/09.ONF.24-28

Carroll-Johnson, R. M. (2010). With a little help from our friends. <i>Oncology Nursing Forum, 37</i>, 657. doi:10.1188/10.ONF.657

Cohen-Katz, J., Wiley, S., Capuano, T., Baker, D. M., Deitrick, L., & Shapiro, S. (2005). The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on nurse stress and burnout a qualitative and quantitative study, Part III. <i>Holistic Nursing Practice, 19</i>, 78-86.

Emanuel, H., Ferris, F. D., von Gunten, C. F., & von Roenn, J. H. (2005). <i>Combating compassion fatigue and burnout in cancer care.</i> Retrieved from <a target="_blank" href='http://compassionfatigue.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CF-and-burnout-in...

Hayes, C., Reid Ponte, P., Coakley, A., Stanhellini, E., Gross, A., Perryman, S., … Somerville, J. (2005). Retaining oncology nurses: Strategies for today's nurse leaders. <i>Oncology Nursing Forum, 32</i>, 1087-1090. doi:10.1188/05.ONF.1087-1090

Kash, K., Holland, J. C., Breitbart, W., Berenson, S., Dougherty, J., Ouellette-Kobasa, S., & Lesko, L. (2000). Stress and burnout in oncology. <i>Oncology, 14</i>, 1621-1633.

Lambert, N., & Steward, N. (2007). Staff retreat: A journey to team building [Abstract]. <i>Oncology Nursing Forum, 34</i>, 501.

LeBlanc, P. M., Hox, J. J., Schaufeli, W. B., Tarris, T. W., & Peeters, M. C. (2007). Take care! The evaluation of a team-based burnout intervention program for oncology care providers. <i>Journal of Applied Psychology, 92</i>, 213-227.

Lee, A., Le, B., Gurmeet, S., Auxier, J., Hatt, K., & Riviera, K. (2007). Decreasing nurse burnout in the workplace. Retrieved from <a target="_blank" href='http://www.slideserve.com/noe/decreasing-nurse-burnout-in-the-work-place...

Marine, A., Ruotsalainen, J. H., Sierra, C., & Verbeek, J. H. (2006). Preventing occupational stress in healthcare workers. <i>Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 4</i>, CD002892.

Maslach, C., & Leiter, M. P. (2005). <i>Reversing burnout: How to rekindle your passion for work.</i> Retrieved from <a target="_blank" href='http://www.ssireview.org/images/articles/2005WI_Feature_Maslach_Leiter.p...

Medland, J., Howard-Ruben, J., & Whitaker, E. (2004). Fostering psychosocial wellness in oncology nurses: Addressing burnout and social support in the workplace. <i>Oncology Nursing Forum, 31</i>, 47-54. doi:10.1188/04.ONF.47-54

Potter, P., Deshields, T., Berger. J. A., Clarke, M., Olsen, S., & Chen L. (2013). Evaluation of a compassion fatigue resilience program for oncology nurses. <i>Oncology Nursing Forum, 40</i>, 180-187. doi:10.1188/13.ONF.180-187

Vachon, M. L. S. (2010). Oncology staff stress and related interventions. In J. C. Holland, W. S. Breitbart, P. B. Jacobsen, M. S. Lederberg, M. J. Loscalzo, & R. McCorkle (Eds.), <i>Psycho-oncology</i> (2nd ed., pp. 575-581). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Walton, A. M., & Alvarez. M. (2010). Imagine: Compassion fatigue training for nurses. <i>Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14</i>, 399-400. doi:10.1188/10.CJON.399-400