The Importance Of Self-Care In The Workplace

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Add Title Here, up to 12 Words, on One to Two Lines Author Name(s), First M. Last, Omit Titles and Degrees Institutional Affiliation(s) ADD YOUR NAME AND DETAILS IN THIS PAGE Author Note Include any grant/funding information and a complete correspondence address. Introduction Self-care is an idea that many of us hear about. But what is it, and how do we put it into practice? Put simply, self-care is the act of doing something that benefits your well-being. It can be as simple as making sure you drink enough water every day or as elaborate as planning out a road trip with your friends. It all comes down to how it makes you feel. In our culture, hard work and endless to-do lists are put on a pedestal. When balancing school, homework,…show more content…
Social work is a field that requires working with traumatized clients in high stress environments. Such exposure to secondary trauma can lead a worker to premature burnout. It is imperative that the signs and consequences of compassion fatigue and burnout be researched to gain insight into better preventative methods. Knowledge of and adherence to appropriate methods of self-care are essential for overall wellbeing and continued professional competence. Social work students entering the field of social work have a professional obligation to care for themselves in the pursuit of caring for others or they will serve no purpose. (Khan, 2014). There is a scientific study conducted showing the results of burnout and tiredness in your people working in caring services and results are obvious. The demographics section consisted of ten questions that were pertinent in nature to the students who attend California State University San Bernardino School of Social Work. The questions were designed to provide maximum identification of participants who may be impacted by burn out and/or compassion fatigue. As a result, care to the dying is a particularly demanding role that requires nursing skill and necessitates nurses to have insight into their personal beliefs about death and dying. Careers who had a more positive attitude towards death were more likely to have a positive attitude towards providing end of life care for patients. We need to consider our own race and spiritual beliefs (as well as those of the dying patient) because these may affect our objectivity in caring for a patient and the end of their life. Regardless of the cultural settings in which care-workers (or their continent) younger nurses under age 30, with less ability to cope with negative attitudes and the demands of emotional work would benefit from death education in the

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