stress and burnout

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To avoid this

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And Get back to This

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As we begin this presentation, what concerns, even fear, do you have right now? Mind ? Body? Spirit?

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During this time together, I hope to…

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Why do you stay in the field of …

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Discover and Assess our journey

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Sources & Impact of Stress

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Our professional role is… Meaningful and rewarding Difficult and painful

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Differences between Stress and Burnout

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Stress is the stimulus

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Burnout is the behavior

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Stress Physiological reaction or response, regardless of source, and stressor; Refers to stimulus that brings about stress reaction. -Everly & Lating The rate of wear and tear on the body -Hans Selye

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“ Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven’t fallen asleep yet” “ Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it”


Statistics More people have heart attacks on Monday morning as they prepare to go to work than on any other day of the week Two-thirds of all office visits to physicians are the result of stress Stress plays a role in the two major killers of adults: heart disease and cancer

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Stress: Physiological Reaction or Response to a Stimulus. Professional Stress Inadequate Job Training Funding Pressures Irregular Work Schedule Extensive Paperwork Personal Stress Medical Family Financial Age related loss

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Personal and Professional Stress Feelings of perfectionism Fear of Failure Need for approval Reduced feelings of accomplishment Need to have control


Stress Effects of Stress Hans Selye first explored the concept of stress in the 1930’s His description of the general adaptation syndrome (GAS) has influenced our present-day notions about stress and its effects on humans Stress is assessed on four levels Environmental Social Physiological Psychological

Good Stress versus Bad Stress:

Good Stress versus Bad Stress Allow people to exert a high level of control over outcomes. Positive feelings Eagerness Personal growth and improved interpersonal relationships. Allow little or no control negative or ambivalent feelings Exhaustion and avoidance Limitations and bad relationships

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Stress and Disease Major cause of death Stress is our body’s natural response to danger – flight or fight Complex biochemical/hormonal processes

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Responses to Stress Freeze Fight Flight Fright

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What is the cost?

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What is the Cost? Ineffective professional Violating boundaries Withdrawal Bad judgments Leaving the field

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Healthy Coping Strategies

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Adaptive Coping Stress resistance and better health: Regular exercise No smoking Limited alcohol use Reasonable weight control Living within one’s means Social support

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Healthy Coping “First heal yourself, and then go out and heal others”

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Stress Resistant Personal Control Task involved Wise lifestyle choices Seek social support Sense of humor Concerned with welfare of others

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Healthy Coping Time Management Attitude Healthy Boundaries Nutrition Exercise Relaxation Sense of Humor Connection

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Time Management Track your time Establish goals Plan your activities Keep interruptions to a minimum Structure meetings Improve communication skills Keep work area organized Use a planner

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2. Attitude Power of positive thinking ABC’s of emotional reaction - Activating event - Belief - Consequence

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3. Healthy Boundaries Stay focused on assisting individuals to reach their goals and outcomes. Reassure individuals they don’t have to be a friend to receive services. Share concerns with your supervisor. Set limits on availability and what you can do.

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4. Nutrition Carbohydrates Protein Fat Antioxidants

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5. Exercise Stretching Aerobic Anaerobic

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6. Relaxation Breath Work Progressive muscle relaxation Meditation

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7. Sense of Humor Effect on Body Effect on Mind

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8. Connection Peer Support Family Friends

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Taking Charge of Stress Accept Avoid Alter Adapt




Burnout The ultimate result of unmediated job stress Often attributed to frustration in the nurses ability to deliver ideal care

Aspects (4 stages) of burnout:

Aspects (4 stages) of burnout High expectation and idealism Pessimism and early job dissatisfaction Withdrawal and isolation Irreversible detachment and loss of interest

Stressors Leading to Burnout:

Stressors Leading to Burnout Personal factors- age, gender, children, education, experience, and favored coping style Job Related Conditions Human Service Occupations- caring for sick and dying persons Conflicting Demands- balancing work and family

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Technology Lack of Balance in Life- inability of a person to set limits

Definition of Burn Out:

Definition of Burn Out Usually is a gradual depletion of emotional, mental and physical energy due to work related stress.

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“Characterized by emotional exhaustion, a sense of depersonalization, and feelings of reduced personal accomplishment.” Definition of Burn Out -Dr. Kenneth Cooper

Burn out also known as-:

Burn out also known as- Listless Fatigued Unmotivated Drained Exhausted Bored

Common Causes:

Common Causes Work Overload Lack of rewards Belief and or lack of control Issues of unfairness

Burn Out:

Burn Out Everyone is at risk and all are susceptible! Often it is your negative reaction rather than the specific job...

Symptoms of Burn Out:

Symptoms of Burn Out Poor work performance Relationship problems Health problems Negative feelings Substance misuse/abuse Feelings of meaninglessness

Phases of Burn Out:

Phases of Burn Out Exhaustion Shame & Doubt Callous & Cynical Helplessness, Failure & Crisis

What can I do?:

What can I do?

What I can do!:

What I can do! Take good care of myself on a regular (daily, weekly) basis!

What I can do:

What I can do Ask for help! Talk to others about your difficulties and seek their support… Develop a plan to address burn out

What I can do?:

What I can do? Increase my Personal Power! Find and establish ways to control and manage my time, space, workload, pace, resources, future and perceptions...

What I can do!:

What I can do! Rest & Retreat Release Regroup Re organize yourself (Make personal changes) Regenerate

What I can do:

What I can do Find purpose and meaning in activities- at work, home & community! Handle workplace stressors- before they manage me!

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Reevaluate my goals and priorities Do not take the whole load myself! Learn my own limits, and set limits with others Ask for what I want and do not assume that I will get it What I can do?

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Forgive myself when I make a mistake... Get rid of any of my perfectionist behaviors and expectations Do not take on others burdens! What I can do?

Preventing Burn Out:

Preventing Burn Out Know your stress danger zones at work and at home Avoid or address the dangers as soon as possible! Daily self care!


Consequences???? Burnout can cause: Financial implications Physical implications Emotional implications Social implications


CONCLUSION Ultimately- you are in control! You need to cut out the next frame, put it on your bathroom mirror, and read it to yourself before starting your day!!!


I CHOOSE… I choose to relish my days I choose to enjoy this moment I choose to be fully present to others I choose to fully engage in the activity at hand I choose to proceed at a measured, effective pace I choose to acknowledge all I have achieved so far I choose to focus on where I am and what I am doing I choose to acknowledge that this is the only moment in which I can take action.

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Watch for This

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To avoid this

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And Get back to This.......... Thanks.... DR.RIAZ.K.M Asst Professor, GCON, Thrissur. +919495837181

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