Survey finds high burnout levels among nurses

Eithne Donnellan, Irish Times, November 16, 2010 One-third of nurses across the State believe the quality of patient care provided in their hospitals has deteriorated over the past year, according to a new survey. Carried out by the School of Nursing at Dublin City University, the survey also found evidence of high levels of burnout among nursing staff. Some 1,406 nurses in 115 units in 30 hospitals were surveyed for the research, which is part of a longer term Europe-wide study looking at nurses’ qualifications, productivity, their working environment and its impact on the retention of nurses, as well as patient outcomes. ... Survey