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Nurse Practitioner Stress, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

Jun 23, 2020

The transition from RN to NP is TOUGH.

It's exhausting, stressful, but oh so worth it.

We need to be careful, though, because too much stress and not enough strategic prevention can lead to burnout and something called compassion fatigue, which can fizzle out our drive and passion-- and worse, may even lead to leaving the profession altogether.

In this video, I'm covering:

  • The risk factors, signs and symptoms of stress, burnout and compassion fatigue (it's not necessarily what you think)
  • How to know if you're having any of these (or all three)
  • And what to do about it (prevention AND treatment)


(FYI: to slow down the audio speed, hit the gear symbol in the bottom right corner and change it to .75x or .5x. Closed captions are also located at the bottom R hand corner of the video.)

Take your ProQuol self assessment here:

Definitely check out the book To Weep for A Stranger: Compassion Fatigue in Caregiving by Patricia Smith if any of this is resonating with you: (not an affiliate link)

Once you've watched, I'd love to hear from you. What are some of the things you do to "fill up your cup"?

Leave me a comment with any other questions you have.

Thanks so much for watching. Hang in there, and I'll see you soon.


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