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Mental healthcare staff well-being and burnout: A narrative review of trends, causes, implications, and recommendations for future interventions

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, December 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 788)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (92nd percentile)

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Citations

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Title
Mental healthcare staff well-being and burnout: A narrative review of trends, causes, implications, and recommendations for future interventions
Published in
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, December 2017
DOI 10.1111/inm.12416
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Authors

Judith Johnson, Louise H. Hall, Kathryn Berzins, John Baker, Kathryn Melling, Carl Thompson

Abstract

Rising levels of burnout and poor well-being in healthcare staff are an international concern for health systems. The need to improve well-being and reduce burnout has long been acknowledged, but few interventions target mental healthcare staff, and minimal improvements have been seen in services. This review aimed to examine the problem of burnout and well-being in mental healthcare staff and to present recommendations for future research and interventions. A discursive review was undertaken examining trends, causes, implications, and interventions in burnout and well-being in healthcare staff working in mental health services. Data were drawn from national surveys, reports, and peer-reviewed journal articles. These show that staff in mental healthcare report poorer well-being than staff in other healthcare sectors. Poorer well-being and higher burnout are associated with poorer quality and safety of patient care, higher absenteeism, and higher turnover rates. Interventions are effective, but effect sizes are small. The review concludes that grounding interventions in the research literature, emphasizing the positive aspects of interventions to staff, building stronger links between healthcare organizations and universities, and designing interventions targeting burnout and improved patient care together may improve the effectiveness and uptake of interventions by staff.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of 1 2%
Unknown 55 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 18%
Unspecified 8 14%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Student > Postgraduate 5 9%
Other 16 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 19 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 20%
Unspecified 9 16%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Other 3 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 152. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 February 2019.
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#82,452
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Outputs from International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
#2
of 788 outputs
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#4,807
of 380,087 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
#1
of 13 outputs
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