According to a new study, nearly three-fourths of registered nurses (RNs) working in nursing homes say they’ve left work unfinished due to lack of time or resources to complete the task at hand. Among other findings:
· Three in 10 report high levels of burnout or job dissatisfaction.
· Unfinished work most commonly involved talking to and comforting patients, teaching patients and family members, and care planning.
· Only 4% of nurses reported failing to do pain management due to lack of time.
· Nurses who reported feeling burned out were five times more likely to leave unfinished care than those without burnout.
· The most common reasons reported for job dissatisfaction are poor or lack of tuition and retirement benefits, but half of nurses say they are unhappy with their pay.