The effect of a psychological empowerment program based on psychodrama on empowerment perception and burnout levels in oncology nurses: Psychological empowerment in oncology nurses


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ATLI ÖZBAŞ A., TEL H.

PALLIATIVE & SUPPORTIVE CARE, vol.14, no.4, pp.393-401, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1478951515001121
  • Title of Journal : PALLIATIVE & SUPPORTIVE CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.393-401
  • Keywords: Oncology nurse, Psychodrama, Psychological empowerment, Workplace empowerment, Burnout, NURSING WORK ENVIRONMENTS, STRUCTURAL EMPOWERMENT, CONFLICT-MANAGEMENT, JOB-SATISFACTION, HEALTH, OUTCOMES, STRESS

Abstract

Objective: Oncology nursing is stressful by its nature, and nurses in the field experience a high amount of stress and burnout. In order to cope with occupational stress, nurses need to employ flexible adjustment mechanisms that allow them the power to process their experiences. Failure of efficient stress management causes burnout, and burnout is closely related to powerlessness. It is therefore believed that the occurrence of burnout can be reduced by means of psychological empowerment of nurses. Our study was conducted to determine the effect of a psychodrama-based psychological empowerment program on (1) the perception of empowerment and (2) the levels of burnout in oncology nurses.