4 Tips for Preventing Burnout

healthcare worker facing burnout

Let’s face it: whether you’re new to nursing or you’ve been in the field for years, there’s always the potential for burnout. After all, you’ve dedicated most of your week to selflessly caring for others. Add in long shifts, strong emotion, and high demand, and you’re sure to find yourself in need of these 4 tips for preventing burnout.

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Get Inspired: 4 Books for Nurses in Need of a Pick-Me-Up

Whether it’s the connections we get to make with patients or the joy of seeing someone recover with our help, nursing comes with many rewards that keep us coming back each day. However, working in healthcare can be emotionally, mentally, and physically draining. So, what do we do when we need to be inspired? We take some time for self-care and curl up with a good book. 

If you’re looking for a good read, check out this list of some fun, inspiring, and meaningful books about nursing:

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Feeling Depleted? Get Inspired by These Ted Talks

Those who choose to make a career out of medicine usually do so because they want to make an impact. Nurses, techs, and other medical professionals have made a life of caring for others, and this sacrificial nature just can’t be taught. But with the added restrictions, requirements, and general stress of COVID-19, we can often come home exhausted, forgetting why we chose healthcare in the first place. That’s why we’ve compiled a few TED Talks to inspire you and give you some fresh perspective. 

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Health Care Professionals: Recognize the Early Signs of Stress and Prevent Burnout

Stress is our bodies’ normal reaction to difficulty, change, or demand. Many of us have become dependent on a unique recipe for coping with stress, mostly because it has worked well for us in the past. However, witnessing or caretaking through a long-term traumatic event can leave an undeniable impact. This impact requires that we learn new techniques for ensuring our psychological and physical well being.

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