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.
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.