Nurses first focus on patients and often forget about caring for themselves. This article examinesthe issue of burnout and describes how nurse comfort can combat it.
Pamela Lichtenberg Heard is an adjunct instructor of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi in Long Beach, Miss. Sherry Hartman is a professor emeritus of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. Brent D. Beal is an associate professor of Management at the University of Texas at Tyler. Stephen C. Bushardt is a professor of Management and chair of the department of Management and Marketing at the University of Texas at Tyler.
The authors have disclosed that this article is based in part on a PhD dissertation of the senior author, submitted to the College of Nursing, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss.