A Health Care System's Approach to Support Nursing Leaders in Mitigating Burnout Amid a COVID-19 World Pandemic

Nurs Adm Q. 2022 Jan-Mar;46(1):52-59. doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000507.


Burnout has been demonstrating its presence in the nursing profession for decades. The advent of the world pandemic exacerbated the impact of burnout, and health care workers are suffering. In this article, the authors offer a review of burnout and its effect on the nursing profession. The authors describe a health care system's response to support its 48000 nurses. On the basis of critical drivers that influence the state of engagement of any nurses, we implemented a program allowing us to proactively partner with core leaders to support the emotional well-being of their caregivers. We provide focused coaching and support to leaders and their teams experiencing the highest stress levels. Finally, this article offers concrete interventions that nurse leaders should consider to support their respective nurses.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Burnout, Professional* / prevention & control
  • COVID-19*
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • SARS-CoV-2