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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Susan Luparellen
dc.contributor.authorSilvers, Holly Allison.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-26T20:16:25Z
dc.date.available2013-08-26T20:16:25Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/2703
dc.description.abstractCaregiver fatigue is a real problem facing critical care nurses. The causes need to be identified and addressed in a timely manner so prevention strategies can be developed. Reduction of caregiver fatigue may subsequently prevent burnout and keep nurses from leaving the profession or experiencing distress in their personal and professional lives. The purpose of this integrative review was to explore the causes of caregiver fatigue among critical care nurses working in intensive care units. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were established prior to the integrative review and five empirical studies were identified that met the criteria. Potential causes of caregiver fatigue identified in the evidence were staffing concerns, shortage of nurses, overtime, increased work load, scheduling conflicts, communication barriers, younger age of patient, severity of injury, polytrauma, family grief and anger, inadequate pain control, medication errors, emotional distress, constancy of presence, burden of responsibility, negotiating hierarchical power, engaging in bodily caring, being mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, and increased personal stressors. Better understanding of the causes of caregiver fatigue will hopefully lead to the development and implementation of interventions to preserve the mental health of nurses and prevent further decline and burnout.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Nursingen
dc.subject.lcshCaregivers.en
dc.subject.lcshSecondary tramatic stress.en
dc.titleCaregiver fatigue in the intensive care unit : an integrative review
dc.typeProfessional Paper
dc.rights.holderCopyright Holly Allison Silvers 2013en
thesis.catalog.ckey2118513en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Susan Luparell (chairperson); Jane Scharff; Pam Zinnecker.en
thesis.degree.departmentNursing.en
thesis.degree.genreProfessional Paperen
thesis.degree.nameM Nursingen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage36en
mus.identifier.categoryHealth & Medical Sciences
mus.relation.departmentNursing.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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