Burnout Syndrome among Nurses in Intensive Care Unit: An Essential Approach

Nikita *

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India.

Preetam K. Verma

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Intensive care units are specialized units of healthcare facilities where healthcare professionals, especially nurses, provide 24-hour advanced life support and care. The stressful working environments including emergency care, high mortality & morbidity, ethical dilemmas, and pain care predispose them to the high risk of physical and emotional exhaustion that can lead to burnout syndrome. Critical care nurses working under high-pressure settings are irreplaceable, and their retention in critical care space has become a healthcare challenge recognized globally, so there is an immense need to overcome burnout syndrome among critical care nurses. This article discusses the dimensions of burnout syndrome, factors for which nurses are at risk for burnout syndrome, and various interventions done at different levels to overcome burnout syndrome.

Keywords: Nurses, Intensive Care Unit [ICU], burnout syndrome

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Nikita, & Verma , P. K. (2023). Burnout Syndrome among Nurses in Intensive Care Unit: An Essential Approach. Asian Journal of Research in Nursing and Health, 6(1), 337–342. Retrieved from https://journalajrnh.com/index.php/AJRNH/article/view/134


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