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Nurses burnout, resilience and its association with safety culture: a cross sectional study

Mohammed A. Majrabi (Director of Nursing at Edarah Hospital For Mental Health, Jazan, Saudi Arabia)
Abd Alhadi Hasan (Department of Nursing, Fakeeh College for Medical Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Nofaa Alasmee (Nursing College, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

Mental Health and Social Inclusion

ISSN: 2042-8308

Article publication date: 4 March 2021

Issue publication date: 8 June 2021




The purpose of this study was to assess burnout, resilience and the association with safety culture in nurses working in mental health institutions in Jazan government Hospital.


A cross-sectional survey using convenience sampling, with 119 nurses from the Jazan hospital between June and August 2018 was used.


The results of this study showed that 45.6% of the participants experienced a high level of emotional exhaustion, 36.5% reported a high level of depersonalisation and 15.9% reported high personal achievement. The high level of burnout and its dimensions have a negative effect on patient safety and resilience.


It is particularly important to assess burnout among mental health nurses, resilience and its association with safety culture. Although this study will add to a small body of knowledge, it will also be able to provide policymakers with evidence as how best to reduce burnout among nurses delivering mental health care in Saudi Arabia.



Majrabi, M.A., Hasan, A.A. and Alasmee, N. (2021), "Nurses burnout, resilience and its association with safety culture: a cross sectional study", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 25 No. 2, pp. 171-182.



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