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Perceived organisation support would buffer the impact of work frustration on burn-out among intensive care unit nurses
  1. Lakshmikanthcharan Saravanabavan,
  2. Vivekananthan Poongavanam
  1. Critical Care, Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lakshmikanthcharan Saravanabavan, critical care, Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital, Coimbatore, tamilnadu, India; drcharan01{at}

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Commentary on: Yanbei R, Dongdong M, Yun L, Ning W, Fengping Q. Does perceived organization support moderate the relationships between work frustration and burnout among intensive care unit nurses? A cross-sectional survey. BMC Nurs. 2023 Jan 23;22(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s12912-023-01180-5.


Implications for practice and research

  • Providing intensive care unit (ICU) nurses with organisational supports by showcasing that the organisation cares about their well-being, gives importance to their opinions, is proud of their achievements will decrease their work frustration.

  • Future research and auditing of programmes and events to monitor organisational support to ICU nurses in reduction of work frustration and burn-out. Such monitoring systems could translate into better patient outcome.


The psychological strain of caring for very ill patients causes significant mental stress for all ICU healthcare professionals. When stress is prolonged, it might eventually cause burn-out and deterioration of patient care.1 According to earlier research, nurses frequently experience professional frustration as a result of lengthy work …

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.