Towards Understanding Liminal Fatigue in Nursing Academic Article uri icon


  • While acute and chronic fatigue have been studied extensively in nursing (a profession especially prone to fatigue, with implications for patient safety), the accumulation of fatigue beyond acute has not been well-studied, nor have studies researched when chronic fatigue begins, or how they contribute to burnout. This paper frames this transitional category as a novel construct called liminal fatigue. We present a narrative literature review to ground this construct which may aid future methods to identify and mitigate fatigue accumulation contributing to chronic fatigue and burnout.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Flores, J., Larsen, E. P., Rao, A. H., & Sasangohar, F.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Flores, James||Larsen, Ethan P||Rao, Arjun H||Sasangohar, Farzan

publication date

  • November 2019