Burnout and Resilience Among Nurses Practicing in High-Intensity Settings

Author(s): Cynda Hylton Rushton, RN, PhD, Joyce Batcheller, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, Kaia Schroeder, RN, BSN, and Pamela Donohue, ScD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Sep 01, 2019

Topics: Healthy Work Environment

Population: Lifespan

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

The high level of stress experienced by nurses leads to moral distress, burnout, and a host of detrimental effects.


  • Define and better understand burnout and moral distress.
  • Identify the impact that burnout and resilience has among nurses.
  • Discuss the results of the study.

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