Quarterly scientific journal

Elderly care and the burnout syndrome

Evangelia Kotrotsiou , Theodosios Paralikas


Elderly nursing care is multidimensional and includes the discrepancy of their bio-, psycho, mental, existence and social needs. Nurses have a special role to play; especially those who work in managed elderly care settings. The new role of geriatric nurse as a counselor focuses on the prevention of possible problems or painful situations. A variety of certain factors restrict their mission and they often lead to the appearance of burnout syndrome symptoms.

Keywords: Burnout syndrome, elderly care, elderly councelling

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