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Journal Article

Burnout in the nursing home health care aide: a systematic review.

Cooper SL, Carleton HL, Chamberlain SA, et al. Burnout Research. 2016;3.

Burnout is a pervasive problem in health care that can affect clinician performance and patient safety. This systematic review found that nursing home health aides experience significant burnout, exacerbated by workplace factors such as staffing and work environment. The authors advocate for research to examine the environmental characteristics that lead to increased workload and subsequent burnout.