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Your Next Shift: A Nursing Career Podcast

Jan 19, 2018

As a nurse, have you experienced the stress and stigma related to burnout in nursing?

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “The Way We Think About Nurse Burnout is Broken”. I went on to list ten ways that burnout is approached in a broken way.

One of the bullet points read, “We stigmatize it”. In fact, I went on to write:

Since a nurse does not want to be seen as weak or viewed as though he or she is a failure, we tend to sweep burnout under the carpet. I saw a post on social media that wanted to eliminate the use of the term “burnout” and call it something else. If we assume that the person experiencing burnout did something “wrong” then of course they will not admit that they are feeling this way and will not seek out much-needed help.

Let’s take a few examples here. To shed light on how burnout in nursing might be stigmatized. And to start talking about it more so that this stops happening.


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