Whether one cares for a terminally ill family member or cares for others as a healthcare professional, one will eventually feel the strain and stress of burnout. Individuals who care for a family member feel obligated and feel guilty if they enjoy life outside of caring for the loved one. They bypass a social life and begin to suffer mentally and sometimes physically as well. They do not care for their own well being.
Others who work in the field will sometimes take on too many patients or over work to the point of exhaustion.
The reality is that one needs to be mentally and physically fresh to help others. It is important to stress self care.
Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals. The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in grief counseling.
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