Burnout among workers in a pediatric health care system.

Academic Article


  • Burnout among health care workers is recognized as an organizational risk contributing to absenteeism, presenteeism, excessive turnover, or illness, and may also manifest as decreased patient satisfaction. Pediatric health care may add stressors including worried parents of ill or dying children, child custody issues, child abuse, and workplace violence. The purpose of this study was to measure burnout among workers in a regional pediatric health care system and report whether burnout in a pediatric health care system is different from previously published data on human service workers. The Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) and the Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI) were used to measure burnout. Pediatric health care workers expressed significantly less burnout as compared to published MBI-HSS scores and client-related CBI scores. Personal burnout CBI scores were not different, but work-related CBI scores were significantly higher than normative scores.
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  • Adult, Burnout, Professional, Child, Denmark, Female, Humans, Male, National Health Programs, Occupational Health, Pediatric Nursing, Risk Factors
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    Author List

  • Jacobs LM; Nawaz MK; Hood JL; Bae S
  • Start Page

  • 335
  • End Page

  • 344
  • Volume

  • 60
  • Issue

  • 8