To analyse the mediational role of resilience in relationships between burnout and health in critical care professionals; to determine relationships among resilience level, three burnout dimensions, and physical/mental health | Intensive & Critical Care Nursing
Participants/setting: A total of 52 critical care professionals, mainly nurses, were recruited from an intensive care unit of Madrid (Spain).
Conclusions: Resilience minimises and buffers the impact of negative outcomes of workplace stress on mental health of critical care professionals. As a result, resilience prevents the occurrence of burnout syndrome. Resilience improves not only their mental health, but also their ability to practice effectively. It is therefore imperative to develop resilience programs for critical care nurses in nursing schools, universities and health centres.
Full reference: Arrogante, O & Aparicio-Zaldivar, E. (2017) Burnout and health among critical care professionals: The mediational role of resilience. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2017.04.010