Suzanne "Suzi" M. Waddill-Goad

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Nurse Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing

Long hours, physical and mental exhaustion, and heavy workloads are some of the many reasons nurses become burnt out. To help increase the well-being of nurses and quality of patient care, experienced consultant and educator Suzanne Waddill-Goad, DNP, MBA, RN, CEN, is sharing her solutions to coping with the stressors that often lead to burnout in her new book, Nurse Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing, published by the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Waddill-Goad provides explanations of the causes of stress and burnout while sharing practical preventative strategies and solutions that can be incorporated into all nursing practices.

Waddill-Goad has experienced the stressful working environment of a nurse firsthand as well as the many camouflaged issues that arise over time, such as internal and external pressures and strains, working culture, stress, and fatigue. Her book is an invaluable resource that brings awareness to the many risks involved in health care environments and opens discussion on how to move the nursing profession forward. Waddill-Goad provides nurses with practical solutions and strategies for fresh thinking, ways to harness and manage overwhelming stress to prevent burnout, and methods for setting new priorities to help nurses care for themselves.

“The inherent chaos in organizations potentiates each nurse’s personal response to their environment,” Waddill-Goad said. “Adopting healthy coping behaviors are imperative for a successful practice and overall life satisfaction.”

The book is available at http://www.nursingknowledge.org/sttibooks.


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