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Website spotlight: Delegation prevents nurse manager burnout

Nurse Leader Insider, August 23, 2010

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These are the dog days of August. We’re roasting in high temperatures and dreaming of trips to the beach. This is the time we should be taking vacations and using the time to relax, refresh, and return to work rejuvenated and reinvigorated.

Vacations are essential to everyone’s mental health, especially in the stressful world of nursing, where burnout is all too common. Nurse manager burnout is a topic that should be on the minds of senior leadership. Nurse managers are the critical layer of management that makes the difference between organizations meeting their goals or falling short. They make the difference in retention, turnover, patient satisfaction, financial success, and quality patient outcomes.

It’s easy to say take a vacation, but harder to do, and many nurse managers feel they can’t take time away. If they do, they are constantly in touch with the unit, answering emails and calls at all hours.

Editor’s note: To read the rest of this free article, visit Delegation prevents nurse manager burnout found in the Reading Room at www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com.

Do you need continuing education (CE) credits? Check out this month’s CE article about an organization being restraint free for five years http://www.strategiesfornursemanagers.com/ce_detail/252989.cfm or visit our archives and view a compilation of CE articles (marked with an asterisk). http://www.strategiesfornursemanagers.com/reading_room.cfm



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