Open J Psychiatry Allied Sci. 2016;7:65-9. doi: 10.5958/2394-2061.2016.00011.2. Epub 2015 Dec 16.

A study to assess burnout among nurses of maternity department in Gauhati Medical College Hospital, Assam.

Baishya M, Goswami B.


Background: Burnout in healthcare workers, especially among nurses, can have an impact on overall healthcare delivery system. For health in general and maternal health in particular, wellbeing of healthcare workers, including nurses, is of paramount importance.

Material and methods: This study aimed to assess burnout among nurses working in the maternity department. One hundred nurses of a tertiary care centre, selected by non-purposive convenient sampling, were examined by a standardised questionnaire. Data were analysed by descriptive statistics.

Results: Burnout in depersonalisation was moderate while that in emotional exhaustion and personal achievement were of low-levels.

Conclusion: Understanding the nature of the problem of burnout can guide in better management.


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