In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: burnout Burnout was first described in the 1970s by psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. It's now included in the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon that can influence health, although it's not a medical … Continue reading What is… Burnout
I've moaned about this before, but it feels like it's time for some more moaning. Sometimes I feel like my mental health nursing career has been flushed down the toilet. Despite having 15 years of experience, a master's degree, and a ton of continuing education, I feel like my career is done, for a combination … Continue reading Flush… is that my career going down the toilet?
Check out this article I published on Vocal Media's Journal about workplace bullying: https://journal.media/learning-to-name-workplace-bullying
An important part of moving forward from the workplace bullying I experienced was trying to make sense of what had happened to me. I wasn't even sure if bullying was the right word, and I had limited familiarity with the range of behaviours that workplace bullying can encompass. I came up with the idea of … Continue reading Making sense of workplace bullying
It's #BullyingAwarenessWeek, so it's a good time to talk about a different kind of #metoo: workplace bullying.