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Looking After Yourself
Looking After Yourself
Key Learning Objectives

At the end of this chapter you will be able to explain:

  • Wellbeing
  • Risk factors for impaired health and wellbeing in health professionals
  • Work stress and burnout
  • Positive psychology
  • Resilience and flourishing
  • The link between wellbeing and health
  • Ways to improve wellbeing
  • Mindfulness
Introduction

In this chapter, we will consider work- and lifestyle-related risk factors for impaired health and wellbeing in health professionals. We will explore the concept of wellbeing in depth. We need to understand this as clinicians’ health and wellbeing can not only have negative personal impact, but may also affect patients. We will then consider ways to improve wellbeing. The information in this chapter will help us as nurses, midwives and health visitors to help ourselves, but we can also use it to help ...

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