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Burnout After Patient Death: Challenges for Direct Care Workers

Journal Article
September 1, 2017

This article discusses how patient death affects nursing assistants in nursing homes. Results indicate that various factors can influence how a resident death affects nursing assistant burnout.

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Key Takeaways

Resident death can cause burnout among nursing assistants.
Supervisory support can help prevent nursing assistant burnout after a resident death.
Employers should recognize resident death as a contributing factor to nursing assistant burnout.

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