My Burnout Story - page 4

I’ve been crying all morning coming from a pain so deeply repressed and locked inside me. I watched my last patient die three days ago and leave in his wake a broken family truly taken to the depths... Read More

  1. by   lindahartford
    Please, don't give up on the amazing healer in you. You are among so many young women who have been abused by the system. Burnout is a euphamism that hospital administrators like because it puts all the responsibility on you and none on them. You are physically and mentally exhausted and they don't really care. There are other young nurses who will go down your path of pain and heartache.
    Take good care of yourself, and then begin to explore where your talent, intuition and education lead you. The health care system needs you. Your future patients need you. Other nurses need you.
    Thank you for all you have given. There is also great reward in being a nurse. I hope you find it.
  2. by   Katillac
    Quote from lindahartford
    Burnout is a euphamism that hospital administrators like because it puts all the responsibility on you and none on them.
    Wow, what a lightbulb moment. Thank you SO much for this comment. Thinking about it, the term compassion fatigue is no less inadequate or blaming - "She got tired of caring." I posted elsewhere looking for input on why this is never addressed organizationally, but you've nailed it; they don't do anything about it because they don't care to.

    And awesome OP, by the way!
  3. by   lindahartford
    Welcome back. I'm happy for all of us.

    Ps. What is an OP?
  4. by   Katillac
    Sorry - OP = original post(er).

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