Recognizing Burnout In Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers are on the frontline every single day. While most nurses and doctors have the “superman” mentality, being the superhero all the time can quickly lead to physical emotional, and mental exhaustion–also known as burnout!

Burnout affects your ability to be fully present with your patients and co-workers. But it doesn’t just affect your career; burnout can carry over into your personal life and cause long-term damage to relationships. 

Here are some profound facts about burnout from https://www.missinglogic.com/ 

Between 35% and 54% of U.S. nurses and physicians have substantial symptoms of burnout, and the range for medical students and residents is between 45% and 60%. There are indications that burnout is a problem among all clinical disciplines.

Greater than 400 physicians’ suicides per year in the U.S. and suicide rates of nurses are on the rise.

I sat down with the co-founders of MissingLogic, LLC to discuss the dangers of burnout and see how they help leaders and organizations combat burnout and promote a healthier work-life balance. 

Using a mechanism called Polarity Intelligence™, MissingLogic helps their clients explore how well they are “caring for themselves, caring for others, and “balancing work and their personal lives”. From breathing exercises to tips & tricks for leaders, MissingLogic helps workers and organizations get back on track and learn how to sustain a healthy balance. 

But how do you know that you/your workers are suffering from burnout? Here are some telltale symptoms of burnout in healthcare workers: 

  • Less empathy with patients. 
  • Insomnia and trouble sleeping. 
  • Escape fantasies. 
  • Blatant disregard for professional ethics. 
  • Dread when starting the work day. 
  • Moodiness and less resilience. 
  • Frequent colds & headaches.  
  • Feelings of fatigue, anger, and pessimism. 

If you’re a nurse or other healthcare worker who’s experiencing burnout in your current role, then it may be time to consider a new path. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how you can be your own boss and start a successful business with NursePreneuers! 

For more information on controlling burnout out Polarity Intelligence™ visit https://www.missinglogic.com/ or check out my call with co-founders Michelle & Tracy, here.

 

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