022: The Nursing App for Self-Care with Athol Hann
Nurses have been in the frontline since the start of the pandemic. It is in our nature to give to others and put others first which is why burnout among nurses has seen a rise in numbers in the recent months.
In this episode, we are joined by Clinical Emergency Nurse turned entrepreneur, Athol Hann whose mission is to prevent burnout in the healthcare industry. He shares with us the app he created to help nurses and healthcare professionals enhance their well-being.
Inspired by his own experience of burnout, Athol’s aim is for healthcare professionals to take better care of themselves so that they can show up as the best versions of themselves and give the best care to their patients.
As nurses, we must remember to offer the same compassion that we so freely give our patients.
TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:
Running away from burnout (4:40)
Having friends who look out for you (5:48)
Not addressing our stress can lead to burnout (5:55)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (8:29)
Getting enough rest as part of self-care (9:42)
The importance of getting out in nature (11:5)
Spending time with your loved ones (15:00)
Self care is unique to everyone (15:19)
Financial responsibility of healthcare professionals (16:55)
Salary-tracking app features (18:00)
Nursing app for self-care (19:22)
Bringing the team together through the app (20:11)
Time-management for nurses (23:09)
Writing down our triggers (24:04)
Recognizing our patterns (24:39)
Fight, Flight, Flee response (25:48)
Recognizing overwhelm to avoid burnout (27:08)
Acknowledgment that it’s okay to feel low (28:40)
Getting inspiration from your colleagues (31:44)
Not being too hard on yourself (33:29)
Talking to a friend or loved one to help release stress (33:50)
The power of compassionate ears (34:10)
Fill your cup: Offer yourself that same compassion you offer your patients (35:36)