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Do you happen to be a certified nursing assistant who may have recently been having a tough time coping with work-related stress? Healthcare careers may be stress filled occasionally. However, there are actually several valuable recommendations that can enables you to better cope. Read on to discover what you can do to deal with this stress and exactly what can make you look ahead to the following day at work!
Consider the environment in which you work.  If it is like most other certified nursing assistants (CNA) it is most likely somewhere in a residential care or long term care facility.  Some other aides might work in hospitals as well.  Understanding this allows us to see that you work in some of the most stressful environments that are offered in healthcare. 
Its called the most wonderful time of the year, but to some certified nursing assistants working the holidays can make it the most stressful time of the year.  The stress of the holidays can occur as a result of too many demands of you.
Over the last two decades, we have seen an increase in the number of cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Mainly, we see this particular disorder in Veterans of military service, but also in residents who have undergone severely stressful situations in their lives as well. 
With a shortage of Certified Nursing Assistant and an tremendous need within the health care system, the amount of CNAs working long shifts has become a regular part of the job.
It is no secret that the nursing aide job is difficult. It is emotionally and physically draining, and often coupled with long hours and low pay. For the past two years, I have worked with nursing aides in long-term health care settings. During this time, I heard about the biggest stressors in their work and home lives and learned why they chose to continue doing a job that has led so many to be injured or burnt out.
If you are one of the over 43 million people in the U.S. providing unpaid care to a family member, chances are you have found yourself struggling at one point or another with feelings of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. While providing physical, financial, and emotional support to a loved one is fulfilling, it can also be a heavy burden to bear.
Most of us rush through our daily jobs and lives and before we know it, we just get burnt out.  So, just how do we rediscover that joy, passion, and freedom and put it back into our caregiving practice?  Here are some simple steps I do in my life every day that I share in hopes that they may help you.
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