Burnout, empathy and sense of coherence among district nurses before and after systematic clinical supervision.

M. B. Pålsson, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg, A Norberg, H Björvell

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Abstract

The relationships between, on the one hand, burnout, empathy and sense of cohoerence (SOC) and, on the other, personality traits were investigated, together with the effects of systematic clinical supervision on these phenomena among Swedish district nurses. The results in the supervisory group (n = 21) were compared with those of a comparison group (n = 12) in a quasi-experimental design. Personality traits were assessed by means of the Karolinska Scales of Personality. The results indicated some correlations between personality traits and burnout, empathy, and SOC, as well as correlations between the latter three phenomena. There were no significant effects of clinical supervision on burnout, empathy, or SOC. More research is needed regarding the effects of clinical nursing supervision.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-26
JournalScandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Caring Sciences (Closed 2012) (016514020), The Vårdal Institute (016540000)

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  • Nursing

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