Burnout is associated with professions that combine stress and idealism. Many nurses suffer from work-related stress. To be frequent are also depressive states and the so-called burn-out syndrome, ie the work exhaustion.
Data presented in Rome at the Policlinico Gemelli during the conference which was held in 2011 entitled “The work stress-related Health Care Workers Emergency” (dell’AcEMC, prof. Ivo Casagranda) says that 54.7% of nurses of a sample population suffers from a mental fatigue. For nurses, the most critical work si in the first 4 hours, while at least 8% of them has made use of psychotropic drugs.
In the nursing profession you have manifestations of stress, burn-out and emotional overload that lead to an inevitable comunication difficulties, not infrequently, also it manifested by conflicts within the working group. Nurses must learn to manage conflict to draw a positive evolution of activities. The psychological scenario, resulting from a complex and emotionally strong supportive relationship with the patient and his family is hard to be under control.
Nurses are still in inter-friction, intra and inter-relationships characterized by the defense of their own specific in spite of inter-dependence and collaboration. The team-working skills becomes a requirement to improve performance and reduce work-related stress.