It takes courage to leave your family and friends behind and start an assignment as a travel nurse. Not only are you moving to a new city, but you’re starting a new job at the same time. But even the most adventurous nurse might have to deal with stress and high-pressure situations.
Nurses working in the ICU and emergency room may routinely deal with critically ill patients. But regardless of what area or specialty of nursing you work in, you may be faced with an emergency. [continue reading…]
It can happen to the best of nurses, and even to nurses who once loved their jobs. You may not even recognize the signs at first, but it can take its toll, leave you drained and even compromise your ability to do your job well. The problem is burnout. Career burnout can happen in any field, but people in medical careers are especially at risk.
While working in the mental health field, I’ve met many people who suffered with some form of anxiety disorder. There are several types of anxiety disorders, and severity can range from mild to debilitating. Typically, by the time a person seeks help, the anxiety disorder is seriously affecting some portion of their life.