The following is more detailed information about this study in addition to the information listed above.
What is the purpose of this research?
Burnout is a common and significant problem for emergency room (E.R.) nurses in various roles in the United States due to the high-stress nature of their department environments and the intense emotional burden associated with their work. Burnout negatively impacts nurses’ emotional and physical wellbeing, and is related to job turnover, use of sick time, on the job injuries, and errors in patient care. Even further, the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 civil rights movement have likely added additional stress to an already stressed-out E.R. nurse population, making burnout even more conspicuous. A better understanding of the coping resources that can be provided to nurses to reduce burnout, both outside the workplace and on the job, can provide insight into how nurses’ well-being and performance can best be supported. This study therefore seeks to illuminate coping resources and their sources that can help improve burnout. The goal of this research is to identify the key resources, both individually and combined, that help support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of E.R. nurses so that they can be healthier, happier, more efficient, productive, and attentive. With awareness of these resources, our emergency medicine nurse force will feel supported and enabled to perform highly and produce successful patient outcomes.
What can I expect if I take part in this research?
To participate in this research study, you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire, in one sitting, only once, from the comfort of your location. The questionnaire will ask for some personal and professional background questions and will include a series of questions related to coping resources in both your personal life and at work. The questionnaire will be hosted and submitted entirely through SurveyMonkey.com.
What happens if I say yes, but I change my mind later?
Participation in this study is voluntary and you can choose to exit the online questionnaire at any time; it will not be held against you.
If I take part in this research, how will my privacy be protected? What happens to the information you collect?
Efforts will be made to limit the use and disclosure of your Personal Information, including research study records, to people who have a need to review this information. We cannot promise complete secrecy. Organizations that may inspect and copy your information include the IRB and other representatives of this organization.
Your information that is collected as part of this research will not be used or distributed for future research studies, even if all of your identifiers are removed.
Can I be removed from the research without my OK?
The person in charge of the research study can remove you from the research study without your approval. Possible reasons for removal include not meeting the appropriate inclusion criteria for the study. To be eligible for participation, you must have at least six months of emergency medicine nursing experience, must be currently working in a nursing position within a U.S. Hospital Emergency Room department, and must have been in your current role for mo