Dealing with Doctor and Nurse Burnout

By Bouclier Press, Special for  USDR

Every year, stress and professional burnout cost US business and consumers over $400 billion. Thousands of talented, well-trained professionals become overwhelmed by burnout and leave the careers they love, creating shortages in many critical industries such as nursing, primary care medicine and  teaching.

While researchers have successfully demystified many aspects of burnout, people who need help don’t know where to start. On October 8, 2017, the definitive guide, “Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get Your Life Back,” will be available in bookstores and online retailers  nationwide.

This informative, encouraging and highly strategic guide, written by the integrative medical team of Dr. Marnie Loomis, naturopathic physician, former faculty member of the National University of Natural Medicine, and Beth Genly, retired nurse-midwife, former faculty member of Oregon Health and Science University, provides a comprehensive approach to understanding and overcoming burnout. It is specifically designed for people who are exhausted yet want to return to the lives and careers they  love.

“Burnout has devastating effects on health and well-being. ‘Save Yourself from Burnout’ is timely and offers a multitude of customizable solutions for people who are feeling burned out,” comments Kelly Campbell, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, California State University, Santa Barbara; and co-host of the radio show “Let’s Talk  Relationships.”

“We both experienced burnout. When we realized so many of our students, colleagues and loved ones were also suffering from burnout, we had to figure out how to help,” Dr. Loomis  says.

“Unlike generic lists of tips and tricks, ‘Save Yourself from Burnout’ leads each reader to identify the extent of their own burnout protection and vulnerability, creating a simple visual map to guide recovery and maintain their energy and passion for life,” Genly adds.

“Save Yourself from Burnout” details how burnout is different from and more destructive than stress. “Burnout is common, but most people try to keep it a secret when it happens to them. Certainly, when burnout got to me, I wondered if I had some deep-seated personal flaw that might be the  cause.”

“Fear and stigma keep most people from talking about it,” Dr. Loomis says. “We find people are empowered by thinking of burnout as a sort of repetitive stress injury, like carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow. If you treat burnout as an injury to the parts of your mind and body that deal with constant stress, the path to recovery becomes  clear.”

For those who have witnessed the devastating effects of burnout on their friends, family members and coworkers, the new book, “Save Yourself from Burnout,” provides hope that burnout does not have to be a life sentence for the members of our community who are too valuable to  lose.

Book Data

Save Yourself from Burnout: A System to Get Your Life Back, by Dr. Marnie Loomis, ND, and Beth Genly,  MSN

  • Release Date: October 8, 2017. Advance review copies now a vailable.
  • 285 pages
  • Bouclier Press
  • Distributor: Ingram Book Company
  • Available online and in bookstores
  • ISBN, Paperback: 978-0-9991372-0-8
  • ISBN, eBook: 978-0-9991372-1-5

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