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Burnout and Mindfulness Self-Compassion in Nurses of Intensive Care Units: Cross-Sectional Study

Gracia-Gracia, Pilar BSN; Oliván-Blázquez, Bárbara PhD

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000215

Nursing staff has been identified as one of the main risk groups for the development of burnout. The objective of this study is to analyze the ability of self-compassion mindfulness related to burnout in nurses of intensive care units. The results show that the level of burnout of nursing staff is inversely related to their level of self-compassion.

Defense General Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain (Ms Gracia-Gracia); and Departments of Physiology and Nursing (Ms Gracia-Gracia) and Psychology and Sociology (Dr Oliván-Blázquez), University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain.

Correspondence: Pilar Gracia-Gracia, BSN, Department of Psychiatry and Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Zaragoza, Domingo Miral s/n, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain (

The authors acknowledge the nursing staff and supervisors of ICUs of General Defense Hospital, Royo Villanova Hospital, Nuestra Señora de Gracia Hospital, and MAZ Hospital, all of them in Zaragoza (Spain).

Pilar Gracia-Gracia is the principal researcher and developed the original idea for the study. The study design was further developed also by Pilar Gracia-Gracia. Bárbara Oliván-Blázquez developed the statistical methods. All authors have read and corrected draft versions and approved the final version. There have not been any previous presentation of these data.

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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