Burned by Stress
Healthcare professionals are more prone to stress and professional burnout compared to many other occupations. Chronic exposure to stress can decrease a provider’s efficiency and could result in negative consequences on our health and family life. It can lead to mental health issues, alcoholism, and other substance abuse. Debbie Fuehrer is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the Mayo Clinic Mind Body Medicine program and is the coordinator of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Mind Body Medicine program. Debbie discusses how stress affects us as well as techniques health care professionals can use to manage stress.