An evaluation of a positive psychological intervention to reduce burnout among nurses

Yuan-Hui Luo, Hui Li, Virginia Plummer, Wendy M. Cross, Louisa Lam, Yu-fang Guo, Yi-zhen Yin, Jing-ping Zhang

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Abstract

This quasi-experimental study aimed to evaluate the positive psychological intervention of recording three good things on alleviating nurses' burnout. Eighty-seven nurses with burnout were recruited. Nurses in the study group recorded three good things using communication tool WeChat for six months, no records were made in the control group. After intervention, the score of exhaustion decreased considerably for nurses in the study group. Nurses recording three good things on average twice a week returned the lowest score of exhaustion. This intervention combined with appropriate surveillance and encouragement is recommended to reduce nurses' burnout and create a positive work environment.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArchives of Psychiatric Nursing
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 19 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • burnout
  • nurses
  • Intervention
  • positive psychology

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Luo, Yuan-Hui ; Li, Hui ; Plummer, Virginia ; Cross, Wendy M. ; Lam, Louisa ; Guo, Yu-fang ; Yin, Yi-zhen ; Zhang, Jing-ping. / An evaluation of a positive psychological intervention to reduce burnout among nurses. In: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 2019.
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In: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 19.08.2019.

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