Updated Sigma title helps nurses and healthcare professionals move beyond burnout

INDIANAPOLIS—Healthcare professions typically attract those who give deeply of themselves to make a positive difference in others’ lives. But that giving can come at a significant price: burnout. Beyond Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing & Healthcare for Optimal Health & Well-Being, Second Edition is the latest title from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma). In Beyond Burnout, author Suzanne Waddill-Goad takes a data-driven approach that is rooted in science to discuss the causes of burnout and address how to build resilience on a personal and managerial level. 

Strategies for fresh thinking, techniques to harness and manage overwhelming stress, and ways to set new priorities to care for yourself help individuals move beyond burnout. Burnout affects more than the individual. It has organizational concerns that all relate to the bottom line, such as retention and turnover, employee satisfaction, clinical outcomes, medical errors, and patient satisfaction. By addressing burnout holistically, Waddill-Goad helps nurses navigate their increasingly challenging environment while reducing stress and preventing burnout. In turn, she identifies ways to improve individual and organizational resilience.

“The detrimental effects, both mental and physical since the first edition of Nurse Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing was written in 2016, are heartbreaking. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic only potentiated what we already knew—stress in healthcare needs to be addressed. It has taken a tremendous toll and it’s time to build a sustainable workforce by promoting the skills to build hardiness and health for resilience and optimal well-being,” said Suzanne Waddill-Goad. 

Download a sample chapter and other resources for Beyond Burnout from the Sigma Repository

The book is available to purchase at SigmaMarketplace.org/SigmaBooks

Beyond Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing & Healthcare for Optimal Health & Well-Being
By Suzanne Waddill-Goad
Published by Sigma, 2023
ISBN-13: 9781646480753 
EPUB ISBN: 9781646480777 
PDF ISBN: 9781646480760 
Price: US $34.95
Trade paperback, 428 pages
Trim size: 6x9

About the author
Suzanne Waddill-Goad, DNP, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CHC, is President and Principal Consultant of Suzanne M. Waddill-Goad & Company, Inc., a consulting practice specializing in operational improvement and leadership development. 
About Sigma
The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Founded in 1922, Sigma has more than 135,000 active members and 600 chapters at institutions of higher education and healthcare partners from Armenia, Australia, and Botswana to Thailand, the United States, and Wales. Sigma members include clinical nurses and administrators, academic nurse educators and researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and others working to fulfill the organization’s vision of connected, empowered nurse leaders transforming global healthcare. 

Learn more at SigmaNursing.org.