Brito Vidal Batista, Jaqueline; Serpa De Souza Batista, Patrícia; Oliveira Barros, Eveline; Souza Rocha Lopes, Fábia; Barbosa Pereira Medeiros, Glauciele; Maria Dias Morais, Jocerlânia
February 2013
Journal of Nursing UFPE / Revista de Enfermagem UFPE;Feb2013, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p553
Academic Journal
Objective: to investigate the understanding of nursing professionals about the Burnout Syndrome. Method: This is an exploratory study, which is comprised of 12 nursing professionals who work in the hospital context. Data were collected in September 2012, by means of forms, after approval by the Ethic Research Committee (Protocol nº 84.022) and qualitatively analyzed, through the content analysis technique. Results: from the analysis of the empirical material, three thematic categories have been unveiled: "Syndrome characterized by physical and psychological exhaustion, arising from the job stress"; "Syndrome that causes signs and symptoms, whether physical or psychological for the worker"; "The syndrome and its implications on the work environment, in family and social contexts". Conclusion: nurses understand the Burnout Syndrome as a disease that causes psychological, physical and social hazards to the worker's health.


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