If you look at your life as made up of three parts, with one leg representing your home/life, another representing your work life and another representing your mental well-being (physical, spiritual, holistic) it is easy to see how letting one area lag or another become too large can really throw you off balance and lead to nurse manager burnout.
Here is a collection of great links that are meant to help you address your mental well-being (don’t worry we will cover the other two legs of your life’s stool soon):
Are there any things you do that you think would be a help to other nurse managers?
We continue to see a lot of interest in the topic of nurse staff burnout coming to this blog. When even one of your staff is burned out it can cause such an emotional drain on you as a healthcare leader, your staff and your family.
We wanted to see what we can do to help the first thing we did was put together a quick poll to see how your hospital staff is doing? Let us know.
I have seen a lot of readers coming to The Healthcare Staffing Blog looking for advice on nurse retention lately. So I wanted to point out a great site that is completely devoted to this topic. NurseRecruitmentandRetention.com is the website of LeAnn Thieman a well known expert on the subject of nurse retention and recruiting. I just subscribed to her Free Ezine, so I am excited to see what kinds of advice she has in it. She also has a great blog and free articles on the subject. So check it out if you haven’t read her stuff or seen her speak before.
Oh and by the way she is the author of several books, including several “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books.