Situational Factors Associated with Burnout among Emergency Department Nurses

Jose Andres Rozo, Daiwai M. Olson, Hlaing Thu, Sonja E. Stutzman

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Emergency departments are high-stress environments for patients and clinicians. As part of the clinical team, nurses experience this stress daily and are subject to high levels of burnout, which has been shown to lead to hypertension, depression, and anxiety. Presence of these diseases may also contribute to burnout, creating a cycle of stress and illness. This prospective qualitative study used a phenomenological approach to better understand factors associated with burnout among emergency department nurses. Burnout manifests itself in multiple modes, can affect nurses' decisions to leave the profession, and must be addressed to mitigate the phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-265
Number of pages4
JournalWorkplace Health and Safety
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017


  • continuous quality improvement
  • emergency response
  • management
  • occupational hazards
  • occupational health and safety team

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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