The effectiveness of primary nursing on burnout among psychiatric nurses in long-stay settings.

@article{Melchior1996TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of primary nursing on burnout among psychiatric nurses in long-stay settings.},
  author={M. E. W. Melchior and Hans Philipsen and Huda Huijer Abu-Saad and Ruud J. G. Halfens and A A van de Berg and Paul L. Gassman},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1996},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={694-702}
}
This study was set up to test the effectiveness of primary nursing on the burnout level of psychiatric nurses. It was expected that, under certain conditions, such as a primary nursing care delivery with an adequate feedback system, the burnout level would decrease. In a quasi-experimental research design, a cohort of 161 psychiatric nurses was followed for 2.5 years. Results showed that although the burnout level did not change as a result of primary nursing, psychiatric nurses and the… CONTINUE READING