Navigating NP Burnout with Cait Donovan

blog post burnout Nov 30, 2023
A picture of two women smiling with a text Navigating Burnout with Cait Donovan

So much of what we learn as new and seasoned NPs is how to provide the best possible care for others. We dedicate years to learning about and then caring for others… It can be easy to forget to take care of YOU.

This week, I have an episode for you that I think is even MORE important than the clinical knowledge that I share — navigating NP burnout.

Meet Cait Donovan, an International Keynote Speaker, host of “Fried – The Burnout Podcast,” author of the book "The Bouncebackability Factor", and an acupuncturist with a master’s degree in Chinese medicine. Her creative burnout recovery solutions have been featured on podcasts and online magazines such as “Forbes”, “NPR,” and “The New York Post.”

We chat not only about recognizing NP burnout but also about understanding, navigating, and bouncing back stronger than ever.

In this episode, we cover:

  • How Burnout Impacts Your Brain: Unveiling the neurological aspects of burnout and how it affects our cognitive functions.
  • The Surprising Factors Causing Burnout: Exploring the unexpected factors that contribute to burnout, both for seasoned professionals and new grads.
  • The Role of Trauma in Burnout: Recognizing the impact of trauma on burnout and understanding how it influences us.
  • The Burnout Recovery Process: Providing actionable steps for recovery and discussing how embracing self-compassion can transform your experience as an NP.

I hope this episode can provide a little comfort, knowing that you're not alone, and maybe a little permission to take the best care possible of YOU, not just your patients.

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