Burnout in mental health care professionals working with inpatients in open or closed wards in psychiatric hospitals

Ingrid Jepsen, Rikke Jørgensen, Ann-Eva Christensen, Sofie Gry Pristed, Gry Kjærsdam Telleus

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Mental health care professionals are at risk of experiencing burnout. This cross-sectional study aims to investigate burnout in two settings: open and closed psychiatric wards, and two professions: registered nurses and social healthcare assistants in eight psychiatric wards in Denmark. A total of 114 professionals completed the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory and a demographic questionnaire. No statistically differences in burnout in professionals working in closed and open wards were found. However, we found professionals to score highest on personal and work-related burnout and lowest on client-related burnout. This indicates that patients may only play a minor role in burnout in health professionals.
TidsskriftIssues in Mental Health Nursing
StatusUdgivet - 15 jun. 2021


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