AIM: To verify the role of dispositional mindfulness, difficulties in emotion regulation and empathy in explaining burnout levels of Emergency Room (ER) nurses. BACKGROUND: Many studies have examined the variables that can affect burnout among ER nurses, but little is known about factors that can protect ER nurses against work-related stress. METHOD: A multi-center cross-sectional design was used. Burnout level intensity, dispositional mindfulness facets, difficulties in emotion regulation, and empathy dimensions were assessed using valid and reliable self-report questionnaires in a sample of ER nurses (N = 97) from three different hospitals. RESULTS: Higher dispositional mindfulness and cognitive empathy levels, and lower difficulties in emotion regulation, were negatively associated with emotional exhaustion levels. CONCLUSION: ER nurses with more mindful, emotion regulation, and empathy skills are more able to manage work-related distress. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: Experiential interventions to promote mindfulness skills, emotion regulation variability and flexibility in a clinical context, and the cognitive side of empathy are recommended for ER nurses to reduce professional distress, and to enhance personal and work satisfaction. Future research should assess the effectiveness of new multi-factorial interventions which combine the development of mindfulness, emotion regulation, and empathy skills in ER nurses. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved

Salvarani, V., Rampoldi, G., Ardenghi, S., Bani, M., Blasi, P., Ausili, D., et al. (2019). Protecting Emergency Room Nurses from Burnout: The Role of Dispositional Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Empathy. JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT, 27(4), 765-774 [10.1111/jonm.12771].

Protecting Emergency Room Nurses from Burnout: The Role of Dispositional Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Empathy

Salvarani, Valerio;Rampoldi, Giulia;Ardenghi, Stefano;Bani, Marco;Ausili, Davide;Di Mauro, Stefania;Strepparava, Maria Grazia
2019

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AIM: To verify the role of dispositional mindfulness, difficulties in emotion regulation and empathy in explaining burnout levels of Emergency Room (ER) nurses. BACKGROUND: Many studies have examined the variables that can affect burnout among ER nurses, but little is known about factors that can protect ER nurses against work-related stress. METHOD: A multi-center cross-sectional design was used. Burnout level intensity, dispositional mindfulness facets, difficulties in emotion regulation, and empathy dimensions were assessed using valid and reliable self-report questionnaires in a sample of ER nurses (N = 97) from three different hospitals. RESULTS: Higher dispositional mindfulness and cognitive empathy levels, and lower difficulties in emotion regulation, were negatively associated with emotional exhaustion levels. CONCLUSION: ER nurses with more mindful, emotion regulation, and empathy skills are more able to manage work-related distress. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: Experiential interventions to promote mindfulness skills, emotion regulation variability and flexibility in a clinical context, and the cognitive side of empathy are recommended for ER nurses to reduce professional distress, and to enhance personal and work satisfaction. Future research should assess the effectiveness of new multi-factorial interventions which combine the development of mindfulness, emotion regulation, and empathy skills in ER nurses. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved
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ER nurses; dispositional mindfulness; emotion regulation; empathy; nursing burnout
English
18-mar-2019
2019
27
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765
774
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Salvarani, V., Rampoldi, G., Ardenghi, S., Bani, M., Blasi, P., Ausili, D., et al. (2019). Protecting Emergency Room Nurses from Burnout: The Role of Dispositional Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Empathy. JOURNAL OF NURSING MANAGEMENT, 27(4), 765-774 [10.1111/jonm.12771].
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