WORK RELATED BURNOUT IN IRANIAN NURSES: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW
 
Nikbakht Nasrabadi, A. and Movaghari, M.R., Tehran School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran
 
Nursing in Iran is a practice with many challenges personally, interpersonally, culturally, and socially and filled with some specific prejudices that affected nurses psychologically. In this qualitative phenomenological study 75 qualified nurses in Iran narrated their work experiences as well as their perceptions about their job nursing. Data were analysed using Banner's phenomenological interpretive method. The negative experiences such as highly work problems, poor public image, low social status, low wages, doing repeated and routine tasks everyday, and the most important the influences of traditional cultural believes about nursing, make them seriously frustrated. The findings also indicated that the informants weren't satisfied with their job, nursing. Their responses may be painful for nursing management as well as nurse educators in Iran to read. Top nursing managers should consider these conditions in their daily decisions and develop and implement policies that reflect real respect, attention and care for nurses' employees in order to make nurses fell valued and their work environment become desirable. We need to identify ways to support and care for caregivers.