According to the report, 15.6% of all nurses reported feelings of burnout, with the percentage rising to 41% of “unengaged” nurses. Nursing burnout is not only a human rights issue but also a business issue.
The Burnout Epidemic in Our Healthcare System
Nurses across America have been making national headlines these past few weeks and it’s not just because May 6th kicks off National Nursing Week.
A Washington State Senator sparked a huge wave of backlash after remarking that some nurses spend portions of their day “playing cards.” Nurses across the country rallied together and made the hashtag #nursesplayingcards go viral. This was just on the heels of an alarming report that was released in April with shocking statistics about nurse burnout – a growing epidemic in America. According to the report, 15.6% of all nurses reported feelings of burnout, with the percentage rising to 41% of “unengaged” nurses. Nursing burnout is not only a human rights issue but also a business issue. Burnout-related turnover may cost healthcare systems up to $1.7 billion annually for hospital-employed physicians and up to $17 billion across the entire nation, crippling an industry that is needed more than ever.
Jennifer Marcenelle, a former ER nurse who personally had a health crisis and near suicide from burnout at age 44, is urging people to pay attention to the alarming epidemic and find holistic ways to combat it.
Defining nursing burnout isn’t simple and according to Marcenelle, it’s not merely a diagnosis rather, it is a complex set of symptoms caused by a karmic injury. The Western medicine model is based on outcomes, or how well a patient does through their hospitalization or surgery. Unfortunately, by focusing on outcomes, the responsibility for healthcare has increasingly shifted onto nurses – where it doesn’t belong. Because of this industry standard, it’s not shocking that nurses are highly susceptible to mental, physical and emotional exhaustion. And if this fatigue doesn’t go away with proper rest and attention, it can easily transform into burnout.
“Over time, negative experiences can become cumulative, overpowering our coping mechanisms, and leaving us feeling utterly helpless,” says Marcenelle.
Marcenelle’s firsthand exposure to the day-to-day stresses of critical care nursing opened her eyes to the burnout epidemic that was and still is ravaging the entire healthcare system. As a result, she experienced personal, professional and spiritual burnout, and after a near-death suicide, she became her own critical care patient.
Marcenelle overcame this serious trauma with a unique approach to wellness: Gemstone & Diamond Therapy. Once considered new-age and radical, the ancient practice of Gemstone and Diamond Therapy has made its way to the mainstream and the rise in popularity has been rapid and recent. Gemstone and Diamond Therapy are complementary natural healing methods that address the underlying energetic causes and contributing factors of illness and lack of wellness. The therapeutic benefits of gemstone energies run far and wide. Evidence suggests that different stones send out different vibrations which can resonate with the frequency of healthy cells in a specific part of the human body, and they may help bring back unhealthy cells to vibrating at the same level as healthy cells. Gemstones have been used for hundreds of years to cure ailments, to increase prosperity, and most importantly, enhance inner peace – making it a perfect fit for combating nursing burnout.
“Over time, negative experiences can become cumulative, overpowering our coping mechanisms, and leaving us feeling utterly helpless.“
– Jennifer Marcenelle
In An Interview/Article, Marcenelle Can Share:
- The #1 cause of burnout in the medical industry and how to fix it
- Research and insight into the nursing burnout epidemic
- Unique approach to combat the nurse burnout epidemic: Gemstone and Diamond Therapy
- The research behind this ancient practice and why it is effective
- Jennifer’s personal health crisis and experience with nursing burnout
Jennifer is on a mission to help medical professionals take their life back from burnout. She has fascinating information on Gemstone & Diamond Therapy and advice on how to combat the burnout epidemic.
ABOUT THE BURNOUT EXPERT
Jennifer Marcenelle MBA, BSN, RN, HNB-BC is a Board-Certified Holistic Nurse with over 30 years of experience in the medical industry, beginning her journey as an ER Critical Care Nurse, to attaining executive positions. She is a certified Gemstone and Diamond Therapy Practitioner. At the age of 44, she had a health crisis and near suicide from burnout. This experience led her on a journey of self-responsibility and healing, one that changed her life forever. She’s the founder and CEO Of Burn Bright Today and has dedicated her career to helping people move from Burning Out to Burning Bright.