Advisor(s)

Jamie Hunsicker, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Health & Behavioral Sciences, Nursing
j-hunsicker@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Problem: Registered Nurses are experiencing burnout at a high rate of about 70%. This is leading to nurses leaving the profession, poor patient outcomes, and emotional exhaustion in the workplace (Kurosaka, 2020).

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine the effect of mindfulness technique education on nurses' knowledge and ability to reduce burnout.

Methods: The project will combine a descriptive design with a single participant group using a pre-and post-survey method over a three-week period. The sample population included 35 nurses working at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Demographic data was collected, including age, education level, and number of years as a nurse. An educational pamphlet was provided to participants explaining how to recognize burnout, defining mindfulness, describing the emotional, mental, and physical benefits of mindfulness, identifying mindful techniques, and explaining mindfulness technique practice. After the education intervention a post survey was completed.

Pertinent Findings: Fifteen of the thirty-five nurses eligible to participate in the study completed both the pre- and post-survey. The results of the study showed mindfulness education is effective in decreasing burnout for registered nurses.

Conclusion: Burnout is a significant problem among the nursing profession (Kurosaka, 2020). This study showed that burnout can be reduced through mindfulness education. Organizations can benefit from providing nurses with mindfulness education.

Reference
Kurosaka, A. (2020). Prevention Strategies to Cope with Nurse Burnout in Nephrology Settings. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 47(6), 539–563. https://doi.org/10.37526/1526-744X.2020.47.6.539

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

Does Mindfulness Really Decrease Burnout?

Problem: Registered Nurses are experiencing burnout at a high rate of about 70%. This is leading to nurses leaving the profession, poor patient outcomes, and emotional exhaustion in the workplace (Kurosaka, 2020).

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine the effect of mindfulness technique education on nurses' knowledge and ability to reduce burnout.

Methods: The project will combine a descriptive design with a single participant group using a pre-and post-survey method over a three-week period. The sample population included 35 nurses working at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Demographic data was collected, including age, education level, and number of years as a nurse. An educational pamphlet was provided to participants explaining how to recognize burnout, defining mindfulness, describing the emotional, mental, and physical benefits of mindfulness, identifying mindful techniques, and explaining mindfulness technique practice. After the education intervention a post survey was completed.

Pertinent Findings: Fifteen of the thirty-five nurses eligible to participate in the study completed both the pre- and post-survey. The results of the study showed mindfulness education is effective in decreasing burnout for registered nurses.

Conclusion: Burnout is a significant problem among the nursing profession (Kurosaka, 2020). This study showed that burnout can be reduced through mindfulness education. Organizations can benefit from providing nurses with mindfulness education.

Reference
Kurosaka, A. (2020). Prevention Strategies to Cope with Nurse Burnout in Nephrology Settings. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 47(6), 539–563. https://doi.org/10.37526/1526-744X.2020.47.6.539