Burnout in New Nurses

New graduate nurses are at high risk of experiencing professional burnout due to the distinctive patient-care provider relationship and stressful work environment that requires strong emotional involvement. Burnout is typified by mental and physical exhaustion, feelings of chronic boredom, excessive irritability, and a tendency to suppress emotions. New nurses can use different interventions including stress management, healthy food choices, sleep and exercise to address chronic occupational stressors that contribute to burnout.

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