Are You At Risk for Nursing Burnout?

Are You At Risk for Nursing Burnout?

Many go into nursing because it is a position where you can make a difference and really care about the people you serve. But this can also become a challenge for some nurses and nursing students who are vulnerable to burnout. In the fast-paced world of medicine and the hectic pace that daily life takes, feeling more than a normal amount of stress can be typical. Caring for yourself is so critical to help avoid burnout. Do you know if you are at risk for nursing burnout?

Nurses under stress may be feeling some of the following symptoms:

  • eating too much or too little
  • bullying or being the victim of bullying on your unit
  • stress related illness that can manifest in different ways – you may be more vulnerable to catching colds or flu or minor injuries or a chronic condition may feel worse, or you may feel many symptoms while experiencing stress

Nursing burnout can happen. You are spending your days and nights caring about people during their most vulnerable and often some of their most stressful moments. Even if you work in the maternity ward where you see many happy new parents and adorable babies, there will be tense moments and stressful situations where having a nurse there matters.

If you are concerned about nursing burnout, now is the time to do something about it. Take good care of your health. In order to be there to care for others, you must first care for yourself. It will be difficult to care for others if you are the patient who is most in need!

Not only should you monitor yourself, but also keep a watchful eye on your fellow coworkers for any potential nursing burnout. Reaching out a friendly hand and a listening ear could not only make you a good friend and coworker but could make a big difference during a vulnerable time.

Source: http://www.nursetogether.com/4-tips-to-prevent-over-care-syndrome-and-nu

 

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About Saleem Mohammed
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: I have substantial experience in Healthcare Marketing and PR, Human Resources Management, Medical Staffing, Outsourcing & Backroom Office Establishment and Management, Healthcare Account Management, and Multimedia Marketing. My recruitment experience covers nurses, therapists and other allied healthcare workers that are sourced all over US and overseas. As BDO, I brought a start-up company to its highest revenue mark, expanded its menu of services, designed & streamlined HR procedures and built effective cost-cutting measures. SPECIALTIES include, but is not limited to: Healthcare Marketing, Human Resources Management, Medical Staffing, Staffing Coordinator, Healthcare Recruitment, Account Management, Business Development, Healthcare Sales and Pricing Strategy, HR Training & Development, Career Coaching

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