8: Nurses Get Burntout Too with Jeanelle Classen, RN #HeliumRadio
Many of my interviews speak from the perspective of doctors and the challenges we face in our professions. Another, very different, type of experience that happens right alongside us as doctors, is that of our nurses. I chat with Jeanelle Classen about her journey as a nurse and the emotional roller coaster it took her on. After facing burnout in her grad year of nursing and the overwhelming feelings of guilt and angst that the career brought her, she needed to make a change and find a way to rid herself of burnout and help others nurses like her. For those of you in the medical field, you know how much responsibility and pressure is placed on the shoulders of nurses. With the high levels of stress and emotional exhaustion that nurses experience on a regular basis, due to the demanding nature of their work, it’s no wonder that they find themselves staring into the face of burnout. We need to encourage nurses to take the steps that are necessary to take care of themselves in order to prevent burnout. Listen in to this episode to hear about the changes Jeanelle has made in her life and how she is pursuing her passion to raise awareness about the issue of nursing burnout.
“We need to learn to be healthfully selfish.” Jeanelle Classen, RN
In this episode: [01:29] Welcome to the show, Jeanelle Classen and Michael! [02:09] Jeanelle’s background and her mission to help nurses beat burnout. [03:30] Jeanelle’s personal burnout story. [06:00] The common feelings that we notice when we’re at the breaking point of burnout. [10:13] Burnout culture in your career is evident when you see it in your coworkers. [12:04] Identifying when it’s time to make the change and going against the flow to find it. [14:40] How to beat burnout when you’re fighting against a broken system. [16:51] Being healthfully selfish to establish your boundaries. [18:56] Stress is truly selfish. [19:44] The tools that were instrumental in Jeanelle’s shift away from burnout. [21:46] You’re not alone in your burnout. [22:16] A sneak peek into what’s new for Jeanelle. [24:21] Connect with Jeanelle and the Mindfulness for Health community! Links and Resources Burntout to Badass: On Demand Course Connect with Jeanelle: Mindfulness for Health Facebook | Instagram Jeanelle’s LinkedIn 2 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!!