Nursing and healthcare careers are tops the list of most stressful careers. Add a year-long pandemic, and you have a cocktail for emotional and physical burnout.
According to a new survey from the US Census Bureau, cited in an article on Nature.com, more than 42 percent of people surveyed in December 2020 reported symptoms of anxiety or depression in December, an increase from 11 percent the previous year.
Before the pandemic, a 2019 scientific review of 30 studies shows Burnout Syndrom is a large problem for those in the healthcare field, and it can affect how a nurse or professional performs their job.
“In the health area, nursing stands out as one of the most exhausting professions owing to different circumstances in professional practice causing physical and emotional exhaustion. The nurse is expected to perform patient care with patience and empathy, all in a highly stressful environment, with few resources and an excessive workload, thereby requiring nurses to find a balance between these factors that interfere in their working life.”
The Training Fund wants to help its members and their peers avoid burnout and take time to care for their mental health.
Together with Dr. Kristin Neff and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, the Training Fund is hosting a 1.5-hour virtual workshop titled “Caring for Others Without Losing Yourself” from 1-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4. Register today at bit.ly/Self-Compassion-workshop. A recorded version of the workshop will also be available.
This workshop will be interpreted!
“Self-compassion involves treating ourselves kindly, like we would a close friend we cared about. Rather than continually judging and evaluating ourselves, self-compassion involves generating kindness toward ourselves as imperfect humans.”
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