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Written by Erika Del Pozo, Published on January 17, 2019

“You chose this career.” “That’s just the way it is.” “Suck it up.” “Take it or leave it.” These phrases, and countless others, plague occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals experiencing burnout.

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Written by Brittany Ferri, MS, OTR/L, CCTP, CLT, Published on August 2, 2018

Occupational therapists understand the need for a good balance between life activities, but can still struggle with practicing it themselves. This can be especially true for occupational therapists who are caregivers. It is not an unusual situation to care for an ill loved one but it certainly is a weight to carry, especially through the trying times of graduate school and/or through your working career. Despite the wealth of knowledge you possess, you may struggle with how you can best promote quality-of-life for an ill loved one, what resources or supports to use first, and how to practice caregiver self-care in a time such as this.

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Topics:burnoutClinicalmultiple sclerosisself-carework-life balance

Written by Denae Asel-Templin MS, OTR/L, Published on March 20, 2018

So you’ve passed the NBCOT and can officially claim your “OTR” title. Now you are faced with the challenge of deciding upon a setting to work in — a task that can be overwhelming in and of itself. As a new grad, I thought I was going to work in the outpatient or acute care setting because that’s primarily where my experience was.

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Topics:burnoutCareershome healthpatientstips for new grads

Written by Mika McLean, Published on June 21, 2017

Is patient care starting to feel a little repetitive?

We get it. Patient care isn't for everyone. Is it time to leave and get outside of patient care? Maybe you are burned out, bored, or simply ready to try something new. You are in the right place.

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Written by Matthew Alpert, OTR/L, Published on April 11, 2017

You’re exhausted. You're finding it difficult to convey a complete thought. You're realizing it's only Tuesday and only 3-hours into your 9-hour shift…. and you’re totally burning yourself out!

Occupational therapy burnout is real. Most clinicians experience it at some point during their careers, but we at NGOT want to help you avoid compassion fatigue when it often strikes: the beginning of your career!

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Topics:burnoutClinicalNew gradtips for occupational therapy students


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