Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Role Overload

Three out of five healthcare workers are experiencing "Role Overload"  Unrealistic expectations, insufficient time, changes in staffing patterns and limited supplies,  are a few factors that can cause damage to mental and physical health.  This is the fast tract to Burnout!

These issues also cause increased absenteism, decreased productivity, and frequent staff overturn.
Do you remember the reasons why you became a healthcare worker?  If you have to stop and ponder the answer, then you may be on the road to Burnout? 
Has anyone felt this way?  Tomorrow we will look at prevention interventions.

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