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Stress, Social Support, and Burnout among Long-Term Care Nursing Staff

Journal Article
January 28, 2016

This article evaluates the relationship between job demands, support resources, and the level of stress or burnout experienced by staff in nursing homes. The researchers found that the greater job demands are associated with higher burnout levels, while support (from both facility management as well as family and friends) correlate with lower stress.

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Key Takeaways

"Long-term care nursing staff are subject to considerable occupational stress and report high levels of burnout."
"Little is known about how stress and social support are associated with burnout in this population."
"Job resources were associated with less emotional exhaustion and higher levels of personal accomplishment."
 
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