Nursing Lifestyle

Overworked Nurses Need Relief from Burnout

Nurse burnout involves three things: Dissatisfaction, depersonalization, and emotional exhaustion

Burnout usually has three components according to Ashley Neuman, LPCC-S. These components are:

  • Dissatisfaction with Personal Achievements: Some nurses feel burnout because they believe they are incompetent or haven’t achieved what they set out to do.
  • Depersonalization: Depersonalization usually happens when you don’t care about the recipients of your care, service or instruction.
  • Emotional Exhaustion: Physical and emotional tiredness is a significant problem for overworked nurses. You are more than just physically tired; you are emotionally spent.

Everyone experiences emotional exhaustion, lack of motivation and negative emotions at one time or another. Everyone has a stressful and terrible day, however, when emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, dissatisfaction in personal achievements happen every day, nursing becomes a problem.