Burnout in palliative care

Categories: In The Media.

The post refers to two articles from the Journal of Supportive Oncology – one which focuses on strategies for self-care, and another which focuses on reducing burnout during oncology training.

The article highlights the importance of attaining a balance in both professional and personal dimensions, and refers to the ‘wellness wheel’, which recognises the following dimensions:

  • physical
  • intellectual
  • emotional
  • spiritual
  • social
  • occupational.

If someone becomes too obsessed with the occupational dimension of wellness, the other dimensions will suffer.

Read the full post on Pallimed.

ehospice would like to hear your views or experiences of burnout in palliative care, and the coping mechanisms you use. Email International edition editor Kate Jackson, or sign in and leave a comment. We look forward to hearing from you.

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