Reducing burnout in nurses and care workers in secure settings

Warren Stewart, Louise Terry

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Aim To identify which educational interventions reduce burnout andpromote wellbeing in nurses and care workers in secure settings.Method A systematic review of health, educational and criminal justiceliterature was undertaken to appraise relevant studies and identifyeducational interventions that were effective in reducing burnout.Findings There is some evidence that clinical supervision andpsychological intervention training are successful in reducing burnoutin nurses and care workers in secure settings.Conclusion Supportive relationships can help nurses to manageemotional stress, and continuing personal and professionaldevelopment can reduce burnout in qualified nurses in secure settings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalNursing Standard
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2014


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