The Role of Personality in Overcoming Workplace Stress: How personality characteristics can successfully be used to reduce stress and burnout

Vivian Jones, MSN, BSN, RN, Facility and Operating Room Nurse Educator, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Studies reveal stress and burnout in the workplace continue to rise for health care professionals although there has been a surge in education, support and resources. There is a growing body of research that indicates personality type makes some individuals more susceptible to stress and burnout. Understanding the role personality plays in managing stress can be a helpful tool in developing effective interventions and strategies that can be adapted to fit an individual’s personality type.

Vivian Jones is an educator at the VA Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan. With over 20 years in nursing, she has spent the past 11 years focusing on her passion for developing and facilitating programs designed to empower nurses to promote the creation and sustainment of a positive workplace culture.

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