A program to reduce stress and burnout among nurses, who are prone to high rates of injury and illness leading to absenteeism, has been proven successful at Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem, a leading medical journal reports.
A 15-page study showing its efficacy has been published in the latest issue of the journal Behavioral Medicine.
This is an important finding, as there is already a severe shortage of nurses in Israel and most Western countries.
Dr. Sarah Sallon, Deborah Katz-Eisner and Hila Yaffe of the hospital’s Louis Borick Natural Medicine Center Tali Bdolah- Abram of the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine worked with 97 nurses and compared the eight-month-long course’s results with a control group of 67 nurses, who did not participate.
The course to cut stress and burnout proved to have significant positive effects when the nurses were tested with questionnaires.