Critical Care Nurse Burnout in Veterans Health Administration: Relation to Clinician and Patient Outcomes

Author(s): David C. Mohr, PhD, Lakshmana Swamy, MD, MBA, Edwin S. Wong, PhD, Meredith Mealer, PMHNP, PhD, Marc Moss, MD, and Seppo T. Rinne, MD, PhD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Oct 27, 2023

Topics: Moral Distress, Patient Safety

Role: Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Critical care nurses have a burnout rate among the highest of any nursing field. Nurse burnout may impact care quality. Few studies have considered how temporal patterns may influence outcomes. In this multiyear, multisite study, critical care nurse burnout was associated with key clinician and patient outcomes. Efforts to address burnout among nurses may improve patient and employee outcomes.


  • Identify trends in burnout among critical care nurses across medical centers.
  • Describe characteristics associated with different burnout trends over time.
  • Describe how burnout trends over time relate to clinical and employee outcomes

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