Emotional and Mental Well-Being
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Nurse anesthetists, like other health care professionals, can experience occupational hazards of stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Self care is important, along with learning healthy coping mechanisms in both your personal and professional life.
See the collection of research and published articles for the topic of stress and burnout among anesthesia professionals.
- How do you cope with a Perioperative death or catastrophe?
- CRNAs and PTSD
- CRNAs and Stress
- Disruptive Behaviors and Workplace Incivility
- Managing Chronic Pain
- Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
- Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders, Peer
Assistance News article, January 2015 AANA NewsBulletin
- Wellness Milestones articles on Stress, Resilience, and Balance
- AANA Wellness in the Workplace
Mental and Emotional Well-Being Resources
- American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Position: Whole Health Begins with Mental Health
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
- Institute of HeartMath
- Mental Health America (MHA)
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Screen for Mental Health (SMH)
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
- ULine - resources for college mental health
Note: Links to external sites are provided as a convenience and do not imply endorsement. AANA Health and Wellness is not responsible for any content on these websites, but hopes they help support your well-being.