Effects of Organizational Innovations in AIDS Care on Burnout among Urban Hospital Nurses

TitleEffects of Organizational Innovations in AIDS Care on Burnout among Urban Hospital Nurses
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsAiken, Linda H., and Douglas M. Sloane
JournalWork and Occupations
Volume24
Pagination453-477
ISBN Number0730-8884
AbstractEmotional exhaustion is a component of burnout. Data from a survey of 820 nurses who care for AIDS patients revealed that the organizational form of the unit and hospital in which care was provided significantly affected the likelihood of nurses reporting that they were emotionally exhausted. Nurses who worked in dedicated or specialized AIDS units, or in "magnet" hospitals known to possess organizational characteristics attractive to nurses, exhibited lower levels of emotional exhaustion than did nurses who cared for AIDS patients in general, scattered-bed medical units. These differences persisted after nurse characteristics were statistically controlled but they were accounted for in part by controlling for the amount of organizational support that nurses perceived was present in their workplaces.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0730888497024004004
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