Work Stress and Burnout – Bio-Clinical Markers

Work stress can manifest for many reasons – long hours, work overload, unrealistic expectations, conflict and toxic workplace cultures to name just a few. If not curtailed, this stress can lead to burnout. Though commonly thought of as a condition of ‘emotional’ exhaustion, burnout can be considered as extreme emotional, physical and mental exhaustion. Psychological [...]

2018-05-25T04:14:33+00:00By |Healthcare, Wellness|

Nurses and Presenteeism

(This is an article from: AUTONOMIC NURSING DIGEST April 17, 2018 ~ Ray) Which nurse hasn’t turned up to work feeling “under the weather”? It is considered usual practice that nurses soldier on no matter the consequences. Nurses know the consequences to themselves and to their patients from this behaviour. Yet they continue to do [...]

2018-04-23T03:41:11+00:00By |Healthcare|

Why are Nurses Tired?

When we think of the health, safety and well-being of nurses, the first thing that usually comes to mind is 12-hour shifts. When I do presentations about shiftwork, the first question I am always asked is “What do you think of 12-hour shifts?” A recent social media post picked up on this exact issue by [...]

2018-05-25T04:28:22+00:00By |Fatigue, Healthcare|

Can You Recognize an Alcoholic?

Earlier in my career, I worked at a community college where I shared office space with the nurse educators. I became friends with many of them and even joined one of them - I’ll call her Sharon – for some social events outside the college. One day, while at work, I noticed that Sharon seemed [...]

2018-05-25T04:28:23+00:00By |Healthcare, Wellness|