What is Nurse Burnout?
Burnout is chronic stress due to intense work demands, including feelings of emotional exhaustion, cynical and undervalued.
Do you feel:
- used up at the end of the workday and have nothing left to offer patients emotionally,
- like your patients are objects rather than human beings,
- you are not achieving personal accomplishment,
- ineffective in helping your patients with their problems,
- undervalued at work?
Why is Nurse Burnout Important to Recognize?
Nurse burnout affects your patient care practices as well as burnout potential and increased health care costs.
Patient Care, Health Care System and Physician Health Consequences
Nurse burnout results in reduced patient care, including longer recovery time. Medical errors increase, resulting in health care system costs. Substance abuse, depression and decreased self-care often impact a nurse’s health.
Contributors to Nurse Burnout
Excessive workload, lack of work support and work-home life imbalance are common burnout contributors.
Solutions to Overcoming Burnout
- Reduce your hours to part-time or specialize your practice.
- Prioritize your workload.
- Make time for self-care.
- Have fun in activities that reduce your stress, including small group activities with other nurses.
- Spend more time on work activities that you enjoy.
- Get professional help.
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