Journal article

Intensive care nurses' well-being: A systematic review

Rebecca J Jarden, Margaret Sandham, Richard J Siegert, Jane Koziol-McLain

Australian Critical Care | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Unique work challenges of intensive care nurses can cause both stress and distress to nurses, evident in prevailing literature regarding burnout, compassion fatigue, and moral distress. Identifying factors contributing to intensive care nurses' well-being would complement this focus on nurse ill-being, supporting the development of workplace well-being initiatives. The review seeks to balance the existing negatively skewed evidence base by investigating intensive care nurses' well-being rather than ill-being. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to systematically identify, appraise, and synthesise primary research reporting intensive care nurses' well-being...

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