According to a study and article Forbes reported in September 2022, 95% of nurses have reported feeling burnt out within the past three years. Additionally, Forbes reported that 44% of healthcare providers leave their profession due to burnout. Over 50% of nurses quit within the first five years of receiving their license. There are multiple studies that report that healthcare burnout can lead to far more serious issues such as, depression, anxiety, suicide, and substance abuse.
What is healthcare burnout?
The following 3 categories apply:
➢ Overload burnout: Continuing to work at an unsustainable pace.
➢ Under-challenged burnout: When you are not being challenged or stimulated by your job.
➢ Neglect: You do not feel a sense of purpose or feelings of helplessness and find it hard to stay engaged at your job.
What are the signs of spotting someone or even yourself of having healthcare burnout?
➢ Feelings of depleted energy or constant exhaustion
➢ Increased mental distance from one’s job or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job.
➢ Reduced professional efficacy.
Ways to Avoid the burnout:
➢ Set boundaries.
➢ Learn to say no.
➢ Manage your time well.
➢ Switch up your work environment.
➢ Practice self-care
➢ Seek support
*Calling 988 is a Suicide Crisis Lifeline that is available 24/7. It is Free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources. *
*SAMHSA-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Hotline is a free, confidential available for 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. *