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Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2013 Aug;35(206):94-9.

[Burnout symptoms of cardiosurgery nurses].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Uniwersytecki Szpital Kliniczny im. Wojskowej Akademii Medycznej, Centralny Szpital Weteranów w Łodzi, Klinika Elektrokardiologii.


Changes in society, technological progress and time pressure cause irreversible changes in all health care professionals. Taking care of patient in severe condition can cause burnout syndrome among nurses. The aim of the study was to show the problem of burnout syndrome among nurses working in cardiac surgery ward. Those affect three main areas: psychological burnout syndrome, depersonalization, and job-related dissatisfaction.


The study was conducted among 50 nurses working in The Intensive Cardiac Care Unit at the University Hospital of Lodz. Inquiry form used in the survey created the author.


The study showed, that nurses working in specific specialties are affected by burnout syndrome. Despite knowledge of the causes and consequences of this condition majority of nurses fail to recognize symptoms and independently deal with them. In the opinion of the respondents the main factors causing burnout syndrome are: inadequate non-material and material compensation, interpersonal relationships with patients. As a result more than half of the respondents would like to change jobs or consider changing profession.


Burnout syndrome was observed with a different intensivity and covers several areas in almost all surveyed nurses.

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