Many people struggle with achieving that
elusive work-life balance. Whether you’re in school or working or both, it can
be difficult to balance all the different things we have going on. Even if
you’re one of the lucky ones who can focus mainly on school, you will still
“What doesn’t kill you, makes you
stronger.” Is there anything behind that sentence, or is it just something that
we like to say? Our society loves stories of people who overcame difficult
childhoods or big challenges and managed to find success. Are they rare
occasions trouted out to make...
As with many other care professionals – such as social workers, doctors, psychologists, and counselors – nurses have a high risk of burnout and “compassion fatigue”. Compassion fatigue and burnout are not about the amount of work you do – how many hours you are actually at your job – but the type of work. These professions, that require emotional presence, compassion, and empathy – can be as draining as they are rewarding. With nursing, the hours are long, the work can physically demanding, and you come across difficult situations and people who you cannot always help. It’s a beautiful job, but it’s not an easy one.