Burnout needs to be publicly recognised as a professional risk for all nurses and midwives, and thus needs to be described and discussed within the education and training programs for these professions. Burnout will become less of a major problem if nurses/midwives-in-training have learned what it is, what are effective coping and recovery strategies, how to work effectively with colleagues and patients, and how to build a positive social culture of appreciation. Organisational interventions and system change is needed to improve factors that cause burnout and changes to established ways of behaving. Hospital managers should aim to give nurses and midwives space at the beginning and end of their shifts, to implement the coping strategies they need to mentally prepare. To improve outcomes for patients, nurses/midwives and their organisations must be supported to name and discuss openly care that was not completed at the end of a shift.
|Title of host publication
|Health and Wellbeing at Work for Nurses and Midwives
|Holly Blake, Gemma Stacey
|Published - 23 Nov 2023