More female nurses may mean less stress for ICU team

08/28/2011 | Nurse.com

A study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine found that the risk of burnout among staff at 72 Swiss intensive care units decreases when more female nurses are part of the team. The study evaluated more than 3,000 health care professionals. "Our study could open a new frontier concerning burnout in ICUs, highlighting the importance of the team composition," said researcher Dr. Pablo Merlani. "Of course, our results should be confirmed in a prospective multicenter, multinational study."

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