High levels of burnout occur in the nursing profession because of long hours coupled with physical and emotional distress. Workplace wellness programs help to prevent and diminish burnout.
“We must first transform our culture to embrace the human side of medical providers, with all their vulnerabilities, and remember that physicians’ lives hold value and meaning separate from the role they play as care providers.”
Life can change in an instant, when accidents or illnesses occur, often thrusting family members into a caregiving role. Although the stresses and problems are many, caregivers report the rewards can be great as well.