Recently, four american scientific societies of Intensive Care Medicine, have launched a call for action about the burnout syndrome (BOS) of the ICU professionals. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine have published a document whose aim is to generate awareness and give…
This is an excellent article on the need for medical professionals, helping professionals, and all other high stress professions to focus on self-care and to reduce burn-out! It is great that the associations are focused on this as burn-out is all too common.
It is unrealistic for nurses, physicians, and other medical professionals to work crazy hours and be expected to know all.
We are human and so our employers, our associations, our colleagues should support being human. Self-care should be encouraged as individuals, as professionals, and as an agency or organization.