The other appropriate measure, which head nurses ought to ensure, encompasses avoiding incidences of nurses’ shortage (Subramanian &Vinoth, 2012). Since this is what results to excessive workload on the part of nurses for they end up serving many patients beyond what their both physical and psychological endurance can adequately support. Shortage of nurses in hospitals is a major cause of Burnout whose early signs encompass stress and irritability that signify an overworked nurse. Therefore, nurses ought to learn how know themselves and their limitations (Gagnon, 2008). Moreover, nurses are supposed to maintain a healthy lifestyle by fitting enjoyable leisure activities in their daily lives. This will help in reducing stress.
Furthermore, nurses’ training is to put other peoples care before them (Walter, Plaumann & Awa, 2010). This intervention normally enables them learn how to take care of themselves and not to mistake self-care as being selfish but as a way of energizing as well as maintaining one’s emotional and physical stamina. In post cases, this comes with enhancing interpersonal and social relationships with friends and family, which is via healthy communication (Elder, Evans & Nizette, 2009)
Elder, Evans & Nizette (2009) in their study have clearly shown how burnout syndrome is an ethical issue and that all nurses have a moral obligation to take the necessary steps to reduce burnout in themselves. This is because, as seen above, burnout syndrome is an undesirable state due to the nurses’ interaction with patients and its effects it on immediate colleagues.
Mainly, these associations act as influential organizations towards promoting health mostly comprising of registered nurses. This is through lobbying government and other respective authorities towards availing appropriate working environment for nurses, which will in turn lead improved medical care. Their focuses