Burnout: Where is the Tipping Point?

Burnout: Where is the Tipping Point?

Stress and burnout have been in the news lately, largely due to their near epidemic proportions.  This BBC feature details the story of a neonatal nurse who later chose to leave the profession due to burnout.  Many others tolerate chronically stressful jobs until something gives (usually their health).

If you saw the Showtime series, Nurse Jackie, you might have thought it was the story of a woman suffering from addiction.  I would argue that it was the story of a woman suffering from burnout who turned to…

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