Thursday, April 22, 2010

Coping With Stress at Work

Do you find yourself having a hard time sleeping, troubled by an upset stomach or headache, or snapping at the people around you?

In any type of job, whether it's teaching or construction, the cause of the above symptoms could be related to stress at work. In additional to the physical effects, stress can lead to depression, decreased job satisfaction, and strained personal relationships.

Health care professionals face unusual challenges in tackling their sources of stress, such as dealing with grief. Not only can that stress lead to burnout, but it can harm patients. One 2002 Annals of Internal Medicine study among showed that burned-out residents "were significantly more likely to self-report providing at least one type of suboptimal patient care at least monthly (Shanafelt, Bradley, Wipf, & Back, 2002).

That's why LifeBridge Health and Carebridge are pleased to offer a Carebridge Guidance Seminar on "Coping with Stress in a Health Care Environment." Attend the session and learn strategies to cope after a loss of a patient, how to compartmentalize work and a personal life, and how to address compassion fatigue.

The seminar will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27 at Sinai Hospital, and 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 20 on Northwest Hospital. Pre-registration is required - LifeBridge Health employees should sign up through HealthStream's Center for Leadership and Professional Development courses.

1 comment:

Cathi said...


I hope your seminar was a success. I would be interested in learning what types of feedback you received from employees about how to compartmentalize work and a personal life? Did they offer any new strategies that would be helpful to pass along?

Thank you.