Avoiding Burnout for School Nurses: Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout
According to the World Health Organization, burnout occurs as a result of chronic workplace stress that is not successfully managed. A survey of over 50,000 registered nurses in the United States showed that 31.5% of them left the workforce in 2018 due to burnout. Causes of burnout include high workload, low value, lack of control, low decision making, no support or low support, and lack of rewards. The National Academy of Medicine reports that at least 50% of caretakers across medical fields report serious symptoms of burnout, including emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and low sense of professional accomplishment. If left untreated, the unfortunate side effects of nurse burnout can lead to poor job performance, medical mistakes on the job, high turnover rates, and even suicide.
Watch this on-demand webinar to hear D&G Wellness discuss the 5 stages of burnout, signs and symptoms, and how to prevent burnout through manageable work, treating employees fairly, and practicing self-care. We’ll discuss the importance of building healthy relationships, setting boundaries at work and home, getting enough sleep, and caring for your physical and mental health. Together, let’s work on improving patient care by caring for the caregiver.