PERFECT BALANCE

Doctors, nurses, and caregivers perform critical roles in our society and unfortunately, many feel the effects of stress, long work hours, and physically challenging work. Burnout and compassion fatigue are unfortunately common occurrences in these professions.

In a 2002 study that surveyed 10,000 nurses in five countries, the number of nurses with burnout ranged from 32 per cent in Scotland to 54 per cent in the United States.

Moreover, in another study of 301 nurses, "more than half scored so highly on the burnout inventory scale so as to indicate considerable emotional exhaustion".

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