By Maria McGowan
Burnout among health care workers is a big problem and it has finally started to come to light. One of the problems with burnout is that there are several other relevant terms that are sometimes used, including "compassion fatigue", "secondary trauma", and "vicarious trauma". This is not only a problem with seasoned health workers but trainees as well.
Research over the last 15 years has shown that burnout is widespread. We all know that our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Here’s how to spot burnout and how to prevent it.
The Signs & Symptoms of BurnoutNot Feeling Well
Headaches, sleeplessness, and general pain can all be signs of tension in your work life.Insensitivity To Patients
When nurses start to lack compassion for patients, it is time to take a breakUnwilling To Work
If your lack of enthusiasm turns into a reluctance to complete your most standard duties, you may be experiencing burnout. Ask about reducing your shift hours.Conflicts With Colleagues
Job dissatisfaction is a major cause of negativity. If you increasingly find yourself entangled in these conflicts, consider the possibility of burnout.
Go to the gym, go for walks, get outside and garden. Before or after your shift, work out in our comfy 4-way stretch athletic scrubs
Have positive relationships
A spouse, close friend, family, or professional counselor are great for talking things out. Join a social group that shares a common interest.
Diet is important. If you’re thinking of reaching for something from the vending machine, pack your own healthy snacks. Everything in moderation :)
Make sure you’re getting adequate zzzz’s...
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