compassion fatigue

6 Well Being Initiatives Healthcare Organizations MUST IMPLEMENT TODAY

Can we be real for a second? Healthcare is a tough business. It’s a business that has always had “caring” as a fundamental tenet; however, at the end of the day, it remains a business.  What is the goal of a business? To make money. Sometimes by any means necessary. Sometimes at the expense of people. Sometimes …

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Fighting Burnout

Burnout is being experienced by so many in healthcare right now. For many of us, this might be the first time, too. It’s incredibly sad! First, we need to understand WHY we are feeling this way. The crap that YOU experience in your daily life is challenging. Add in to that the junk you see …

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Understanding Burnout

Have you heard about this thing called #burnout? It sucks… Are you a healthcare professional? Perhaps you have experienced burnout in your career. What did it look like to you? If you are willing to share, I want to hear about your experience, how it made you feel, and what did you do to address it. It takes #1Peer to make …

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Burnout or Broke?

I want to briefly highlight 4 definitions of trauma in which you may or may not be familiar. Adverse Event: Any event which causes discomfort or distress for an individual. This could be a cardiac arrest, trauma, maternal/fetal demise, medication error, documentation error, difficult conversation with a peer/coworker/leader/provider, job loss, financial hardship, rape, domestic violence, parental …

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The Many Words of Trauma

I remember hearing the word “trauma” for the first time about 2 years ago. The way it was described was in an in-service for Trauma Informed Care. This was a concept I had never been exposed to, let alone familiar with in the healthcare setting. Fast-forward to today, and this is as much a part …

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