Mental health

The Veterinary Wellbeing Webinar Series

The first night of the Veterinary Wellbeing Webinar Series focused on the topic of self-compassion and how this can be the antidote to perfectionism..

Bereavement and the veterinary nurse

Early models of bereavement, such as the five stages model created by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in 1969, described grief as a process, with the people involved passing through stages such as denial,...

Burnout, compassion fatigue and moral distress in veterinary professionals

A questionnaire consisting of both qualitative and quantitative questions was distributed to eligible participants via email, social media and advertising. Participants were selected through purposive...

Chronic illness and resilience in the veterinary industry

The colloquial term ‘spoonies’ has been adopted by many suffering from chronic illnesses to describe the debilitating effect of limited physical and emotional energy that chronic pain and fatigue can...

Moral distress, compassion fatigue and burn-out in veterinary practice

Veterinary professionals who neglect their physical, emotional and physiological needs often find themselves suffering with burn-out, compassion fatigue and moral distress; it has been estimated that...