Enhancing Respiratory Therapists' Well-Being: Battling Burnout in Respiratory Care.
washington; everett; prmc
Burnout is a major problem in health care and is associated with adverse sequelae for patients, health care workers, and organizations. Burnout among respiratory therapists (RTs) is as high as 79% and is associated with poor or ineffective leadership, inadequate staffing, high work load, non-leadership position, and work environment. An understanding of burnout is necessary for both staff and leadership to ensure RT well-being. This narrative review will discuss the psychology of burnout, prevalence, drivers, mitigation strategies, and future directions for research.
Miller, Andrew G; Burr, Katlyn L; Juby, Jerin; Hinkson, Carl R; Hoerr, Cheryl A; Roberts, Karsten J; Smith, Brian J; Strickland, Shawna L; and Rehder, Kyle J, "Enhancing Respiratory Therapists' Well-Being: Battling Burnout in Respiratory Care." (2023). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 7215.