October 6, 2017
It’s Abuse Not Burn-out
Abuse not Burn-out!
If you are yelled at, it’s abuse not burn-out
If you are bullied at work; it’s abuse not burn-out
If you supervisor or co-worker verbally harasses you; it is abuse not burn-out
If you have unsafe patient load; it’s abuse not burn-out
Let us recognize abuse for what it is and not confuse it with burn-out. If as healthcare workers , we advocate for our patients, we should certainly be able to use the same parameter to recognize abuse and advocate for ourselves.
Abuse is debilitating- recognize it for what it is and stand up against it. it may be just one of you at the very beginning but for every one moment that you stand up against abuse, you grow stronger and soon it becomes a movement.
If you don’t speak out against abuse, who will? Abusers are usually coward and what it takes is for you to stand up just once. You may not be liked for it- but you will be respected for it.
Say no to abuse, not just for your patients but for yourself as well, you owe you that much. And if you won’t do it for you- do it for the people that will one day be in your position.