Review collection - Burn out and self care 

64 reviews


Adia R. Compassion fatigue in the community nursing workforce: A scoping review. Br J Community Nurs. 2023 Sep 2;28(9):456-462.

Becqu YN, van der Wel M, Aktan-Arslan M, van AG, Rietjens DJ, van der Heide A, Witkamp E, Watson M. Supportive interventions for family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer: A systematic review. Psychooncology. 2023 Mar 23. doi: 10.1002/pon.6126. Epub ahead of print.

Covington L, Banerjee M, Pereira A, Price M. Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Professionals Working in End-of-Life Care: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Palliat Care. 2023 Apr;38(2):225-238. doi: 10.1177/08258597221100330. Epub 2022 May 20.

Papworth A, Ziegler L, Beresford B, Mukherjee S, Fraser L, Fisher V, O'Neill M, Golder S, Bedendo A, Taylor J. Psychological well-being of hospice staff: systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2023 Apr 25:spcare-2022-004012. doi: 10.1136/spcare-2022-004012. Epub ahead of print.

Zogby CB. Burnout among palliative care providers. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2023 Jul 3. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000912. Epub ahead of print.

Zogby CB. What is the rate of depersonalization and burnout among hospital-based palliative care nurse practitioners? A review of validated instruments. Illn Cris Loss. 2023;31(4):687-703.


Clayton M, Marczak M. Palliative care nurses' experiences of stress, anxiety, and burnout: A thematic synthesis. Palliat Support Care. 2022 Jun 16:1-17. doi: 10.1017/S147895152200058X. Epub ahead of print.

Opsomer S, Lauwerier E, De Lepeleire J, Pype P. Resilience in advanced cancer caregiving. A systematic review and meta-synthesis. Palliat Med. 2022 Jan;36(1):44-58. doi: 10.1177/02692163211057749. Epub 2022 Jan 5.


Baqeas MH, Davis J, Copnell B. Compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction among palliative care health providers: a scoping review. BMC Palliat Care. 2021 Jun 23;20(1):88. doi: 10.1186/s12904-021-00784-5.

González-Fraile E, Ballesteros J, Rueda JR, Santos-Zorrozúa B, Solà I, McCleery J. Remotely delivered information, training and support for informal caregivers of people with dementia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 Jan 4;1:CD006440. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006440.pub3.

Mesquita Garcia AC, Domingues Silva B, Oliveira da Silva LC, Mills J. Self-compassion In Hospice and Palliative Care: A Systematic Integrative Review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2021 Jan 21. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000727. Epub ahead of print.

Ngiam LXL, Ong YT, Ng JX, Kuek JTY, Chia JL, Chan NPX, Ho CY, Abdurrahman ABHM, Kamal NHA, Cheong CWS, Ng CH, Tan XH, Tan LHE, Chin AMC, Mason S, Jumat MR, Chiam M, Krishna LKR. Impact of Caring for Terminally Ill Children on Physicians: A Systematic Scoping Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2021 Apr;38(4):396-418. doi: 10.1177/1049909120950301. Epub 2020 Aug 20.


Beavis J, Davis L, McKenzie S. Clinical Supervision for Support Workers in Paediatric Palliative Care: A Literature Review. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2020 Oct 14:1359104520961431. doi: 10.1177/1359104520961431. Epub ahead of print. 

Dijxhoorn AQ, Brom L, van der Linden YM, Leget C, Raijmakers NJ. Prevalence of burnout in healthcare professionals providing palliative care and the effect of interventions to reduce symptoms: A systematic literature review. Palliat Med. 2020 Oct 16:269216320956825. doi: 10.1177/0269216320956825. Epub ahead of print.

Ginex P, Coleman M, Vrabel M, Bevans M. Family Caregiver Strain and Burden: A Systematic Review of Evidence-Based Interventions When Caring for Patients With Cancer. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2020 Feb 1;24(1):31-50. doi: 10.1188/20.CJON.31-50.

Gómez-Urquiza JL, Albendín-García L, Velando-Soriano A, Ortega-Campos E, Ramírez-Baena L, Membrive-Jiménez MJ, Suleiman-Martos N. Burnout in Palliative Care Nurses, Prevalence and Risk Factors: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Oct 21;17(20):E7672. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17207672.

Jones K, Draper J, Davies A. Nurses' early and ongoing encounters with the dying and the dead: a scoping review of the international literature. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2020 Aug 2;26(6):310-324. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2020.26.6.310.

Kuek JTY, Ngiam LXL, Kamal NHA, Chia JL, Chan NPX, Abdurrahman ABHM, Ho CY, Tan LHE, Goh JL, Khoo MSQ, Ong YT, Chiam M, Chin AMC, Mason S, Krishna LKR. The impact of caring for dying patients in intensive care units on a physician's personhood: a systematic scoping review. Philos Ethics Humanit Med. 2020 Nov 25;15(1):12. doi: 10.1186/s13010-020-00096-1.

Ortega-Campos E, Vargas-Román K, Velando-Soriano A, Suleiman-Martos N, Cañadas-de la Fuente GA, Albendín-García L, Gómez-Urquiza JL. Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction, and Burnout in Oncology Nurses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sustainability. 2020;12(1):72. doi:10.3390/su12010072.

Puente-Fernández D, Lozano-Romero MM, Montoya-Juárez R, Martí-García C, Campos-Calderón C, Hueso-Montoro C. Nursing Professionals' Attitudes, Strategies, and Care Practices Towards Death: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Studies. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2020 Mar 19. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12550. Epub ahead of print.


Alves LCS, Monteiro DQ, Bento SR, Hayashi VD, Pelegrini LNC, Vale FAC. Burnout syndrome in informal caregivers of older adults with dementia: A systematic review. Dement Neuropsychol. 2019 Oct-Dec;13(4):415-421. doi: 10.1590/1980-57642018dn13-040008.

Causer H, Muse K, Smith J, Bradley E. What Is the Experience of Practitioners in Health, Education or Social Care Roles Following a Death by Suicide? A Qualitative Research Synthesis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Sep 7;16(18). pii: E3293. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16183293.

Choi S, Seo J. Analysis of caregiver burden in palliative care: An integrated review. Nurs Forum. 2019 Feb 8. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12328. [Epub ahead of print]

Joliat GR, Demartines N, Uldry E. Systematic review of the impact of patient death on surgeons. Br J Surg. 2019 Aug 2. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11264. [Epub ahead of print]

Maffoni M, Argentero P, Giorgi I, Hynes J, Giardini A. Healthcare professionals' moral distress in adult palliative care: a systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Sep;9(3):245-254. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001674. Epub 2019 Jan 12.

Marshall CA, Nalder E, Colquhoun H, Lenton E, Hansen M, Dawson DR, Zabjek K, Bottari C. Interventions to address burden among family caregivers of persons aging with TBI: A scoping review. Brain Inj. 2019;33(3):255-265. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2018.1553308. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Mu PF, Tseng YM, Wang CC, Chen YJ, Huang SH, Hsu TF, Florczak KL. Nurses’ Experiences in End-of-Life Care in the PICU: A Qualitative Systematic Review. Nurs Sci Q. 2019 Jan;32(1):12-22. doi: 10.1177/0894318418807936.

Palacio GC, Krikorian A, Gómez-Romero MJ, Limonero JT. Resilience in Caregivers: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 Dec 13:1049909119893977. doi: 10.1177/1049909119893977. [Epub ahead of print]

Powell MJ, Froggatt K, Giga S. Resilience in inpatient palliative care nursing: a qualitative systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Feb 26. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001693. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001693. [Epub ahead of print]

Rajamohan S, Porock D, Chang YP. Understanding the Relationship Between Staff and Job Satisfaction, Stress, Turnover, and Staff Outcomes in the Person-Centered Care Nursing Home Arena. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2019 Jun 27. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12488. [Epub ahead of print]

Rivett E, Hammond L, West J. What influences self-perceived competence and confidence in dementia care home staff? A systematic review. Psychogeriatrics. 2019 Feb 26. doi: 10.1111/psyg.12422. [Epub ahead of print]

Xu XY, Kwan RYC, Leung AYM. Factors associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease in family caregivers of people with dementia: a systematic review. J Int Med Res. 2019 May 22:300060519845472. doi: 10.1177/0300060519845472. [Epub ahead of print]

Zanatta F, Maffoni M, Giardini A. Resilience in palliative healthcare professionals: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Dec 6. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-05194-1. [Epub ahead of print]


Costello H, Walsh S, Cooper C, Livingston G. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence and associations of stress and burnout among staff in long-term care facilities for people with dementia. Int Psychogeriatr. 2018 Nov 13:1-14. doi: 10.1017/S1041610218001606. [Epub ahead of print]

Egan KJ, Pinto-Bruno ÁC, Bighelli I, Berg-Weger M, van Straten A, Albanese E, Pot AM. Online Training and Support Programs Designed to Improve Mental Health and Reduce Burden Among Caregivers of People With Dementia: A Systematic Review. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2018 Mar;19(3):200-206.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2017.10.023. Epub 2018 Jan 4.

Gibson K, Hofmeyer A, Warland J. Nurses Providing End-of-Life Care for Infants and Their Families in the NICU: A Review of the Literature. Adv Neonatal Care. 2018 Dec;18(6):471-479. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000533.

Grimston M, Butler AE, Copnell B. Critical care nurses' experiences of caring for a dying child: A qualitative evidence synthesis. J Adv Nurs. 2018 May 5. doi: 10.1111/jan.13701. [Epub ahead of print]

​Ma M, Dorstyn D, Ward L, Prentice S. Alzheimers’ disease and caregiving: a meta-analytic review comparing the mental health of primary carers to controls. Aging Ment Health. 2018 Nov;22(11):1395-1405. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1370689. Epub 2017 Sep 5.

McCallum KJ, Jackson D, Walthall H, Aveyard H. Exploring the quality of the dying and death experience in the Emergency Department: An integrative literature review. Int J Nurs Stud. 2018 May 23;85:106-117. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.05.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Monteiro AMF, Santos RL, Kimura N, Baptista MAT, Dourado MCN. Coping strategies among caregivers of people with Alzheimer disease: a systematic review. Trends Psychiatry Psychother. 2018 Jul-Sep;40(3):258-268. doi: 10.1590/2237-6089-2017-0065.

Waligora KJ, Bahouth MN, Han HR. The Self-Care Needs and Behaviors of Dementia Informal Caregivers: A Systematic Review. Gerontologist. 2018 Jun 21. doi: 10.1093/geront/gny076. [Epub ahead of print]


Cheon S, Fu W, Agarwal A, Chow E, Henry B. The impact of breaking bad news on oncologist burnout and how communication skills can help: A scoping review. J Pain Manage. 2017;10(1):89-97.

Mills J, Wand T, Fraser JA. Palliative care professionals' care and compassion for self and others: a narrative review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2017 May 2;23(5):219-229. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2017.23.5.219.

Parola V, Coelho A, Cardoso D, Sandgren A, Apostolo J. Prevalence of burnout in health professionals working in palliative care: A systematic review. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017 Jul;15(7):1905-1933. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-003309.

Parola V, Coelho A, CardosoD, Sandgren A, Apóstolo J. Burnout in palliative care settings compared with other settings: A systematic review. J Hosp Palliat Nurs. 2017 Oct;19(5):442-51.

Wilkinson H, Whittington R, Perry L, Eames C. Examining the relationship between burnout and empathy in healthcare professionals: A systematic review. Burn Res. 2017 Sep;6:18-29. doi: 10.1016/j.burn.2017.06.003. 


Hill RC, Dempster M, Donnelly M, McCorry NK. Improving the wellbeing of staff who work in palliative care settings: A systematic review of psychosocial interventions. Palliat Med. 2016 Oct;30(9):825-33. Epub 2016 Mar 4.

Kegye A, Zana A, Hegedus K. How does the suffering of cancer patients affect us? Reviewing the physical and mental wellbeing of hospice workers. Medycyna Paliatywna w Praktyce. 2016;10(4):174-184.


Dharmawardene M, Givens J, Wachholtz A, Makowski S, Tjia J. A systematic review and meta-analysis of meditative interventions for informal caregivers and health professionals. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2015 Mar 26. pii: bmjspcare-2014-000819.

Doolittle BR. Burnout, compassion fatigue, and job satisfaction among hospital chaplains: A systematic review. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion. 2015;26:180-197.

Gillman L, Adams J, Kovac R, Kilcullen A, House A, Doyle C. Strategies to promote coping and resilience in oncology and palliative care nurses caring for adult patients with malignancy: a comprehensive systematic review. JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2015 Jun 12;13(5):131-204.

West A. Associations among attachment style, burnout, and compassion fatigue in health and human service workers: A systematic review. J Human Behav Soc Env. 2015; 25(6):571-590. Epub 2015 Apr 14.


Bria M, Baban A, Dumitrascu DL. Systematic review of burnout risk factors among European healthcare professionals. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. 2012 Sep;16(3):423-52.

Hendron JA, Irving P, Taylor B. The unseen cost: a discussion of the secondary traumatization experience of the clergy. Pastoral Psychol. 2012 May;61:221-31. [No abstract available].

Peters L, Cant R, Sellick K, O'Connor M, Lee S, Burney S, Karimi L. Is work stress in palliative care nurses a cause for concern? A literature review. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2012 Nov;18(11):561-7.


Beck CT. Secondary traumatic stress in nurses: a systematic review. Arch Psychiatr Nurs. 2011 Feb;25(1):1-10. Epub 2010 Jul 23.

Martins Pereira S, Fonseca AM, Sofia Carvalho A. Burnout in palliative care: A systematic review. Nurs Ethics. 2011 May;18(3):317-26.


Grafton E, Gillespie B, Henderson S. Resilience: the power within. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2010 Nov;37(6):698-705.


Shimoinaba K, O'Connor M, Lee S, Greaves J. Staff grief and support systems for Japanese health care professionals working in palliative care. Palliat Support Care. 2009 Jun;7(2):245-52.


Trufelli DC, Bensi CG, Garcia JB, Narahara JL, Abrão MN, Diniz RW, Miranda Vda C, Soares HP, Del Giglio A. Burnout in cancer professionals: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2008 Nov;17(6):524-31.


Sinclair HA, Hamill C. Does vicarious traumatisation affect oncology nurses? a literature review. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2007 Sep;11(4):348-56. Epub 2007 May 7.


Sherman AC, Edwards D, Simonton S, Mehta P. Caregiver stress and burnout in an oncology unit. Palliat Support Care. 2006 Mar;4(1):65-80.


McKee E. Stress and staff support in hospice: a review of the literature. Int J Palliat Nurs. 1995;1(3):155-59. [No Abstract Available].

Last updated 04 October 2023