This episode of the Disaster Podcast deals with the difficult topics of stress and burnout in medical and emergency response careers. EMTs, paramedics, nurses and doctors all deal with difficult patient situations that impact them in a number of ways. How these medical professionals deal with this stress is important and often has an impact on patient care outcomes. Check out this episode with hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, Sam Bradley, and guests doctors Joe Holley and Jim Brasiel. Jim offers additional resources at ReadyEnterprises.org.
Some of the solutions mentioned include getting active, engaging in meditation techniques, and using workplace resources for stress management. An excellent book written for nurses on the topic by nurse educator and lecturer Elizabeth Scala is “Nursing From Within: A Fresh Alternative to Putting Out Fires and Self-Care Workarounds.” This book is an excellent resource for all healthcare professionals dealing with stress and burnout.
Also, a book that our co-host Sam Bradley contributed to is “Rainbows In Cobwebs: Stories Of Hope In The Storms Of Life” which is a collection of stories that are meant to uplift and affirm life in challenging times.
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Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.
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