Have you ever felt like, no matter how hard you try, you can’t provide the level of nursing care that you want to give or that you know you could give if you only had the time? As much as we want to believe it is not true, it is difficult and sometimes impossible to provide the level of care to our patients that we expect to provide. Living with a gap between what we expect of ourselves and what we perceive as our results is a direct route to burnout, not just a bad day.
As a nurse, it is easy to feel ineffective. We want to care for others, but the reality of being a nurse is difficult. We spend an enormous amount of time caring for patients that are experiencing some of the worst that life offers. We see people suffering a crisis that may or may not end in recovery, and we experience death far more often than most people. Loving what we do isn’t enough. We can only change the world for a time and only so much.
Nurses provide not only life saving care, we provide the emotional support for our patients but we cannot give what we do not have. I know it is not easy to do the things you need to do to take good care of yourself. As a nurse, I know it is difficult to eat lunch or even go to the bathroom. However, there is hope. You don’t have to succumb to burnout.
I’d like to share with you a single page that can change the way you view burnout — for free. If it’s just a bad day, great. If it’s more than that, I want to show you the path out of burnout. Just let me know your name and email address and I’ll get you the information you need to make your own decision about whether you’re in burnout.