Objectives This study aims to identify the presence of burnout in nursing workers of a intensive care skilled in children with heart disease.
Method This is an exploratory, transversal and quantitative study with 92 nursing workers of a children intensive care in a university hospital of Sao Paulo, skilled on cardiology. The data were collect by MBI - Maslach Burnout Inventory. The data were analysed statistically and were presented in graphs and tables.
Results The results showed that the subjects have on average 31 years old, 93.5% were female, 69, 3% worked less than 10 years in a paediatric and neonatal cardiology unit, and 79.3% have only one employment. It was observed that burnout levels were considered high in 8 (8,7%) of the participants and shows that 46 (50%) of workers have a high score for at least one of the three dimensions. The occurrence of burnout among workers in the study reveal the need for studies in the field of nursing paediatric proposed prevention and intervention to subsidise worker health nursing.
Conclusions These data suggest that shift work impacts the quality of life of this population, since living with physical and psychological changes, which may also influence the quality of nursing care. Therefore, it’s necessary to recreate the work process with the implementation of protective measures the health of nursing.
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