This is an interesting paper that discusses Nurse Leadership, Nurse followship and burnout. ” A study conducted on nurses in five countries found that 30% to 40% of nurses report feeling burned out. Nurses regularly provide emotional support to patients suffering from pain due to traumatic illnesses, while at the same time facing opposition from administration and physician controlled work environments concerning work ethics. Continued opposition from leadership and additional stressors increase nurse burnout.”
“The results of this study may assist healthcare leaders to develop awareness and understanding concerning the importance of professional followership; influence educational practices that motivate, support, and strengthen followers; and enhance nurses’ perceptions of their followership styles in relation to burnout”.