Why is imposter syndrome so common among nurses?
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Why is imposter syndrome so common among nurses?

Erin Dean Health journalist

Imposter feelings can erode self-confidence and increase likelihood of burnout, but there are ways of defusing it

Imposter syndrome, sometimes known as imposter phenomenon, is a persistent feeling of being unworthy of the status or success you have achieved. People with imposter syndrome struggle with accurately attributing their performance to their competence and may see their success as down to luck or having received help from others. They also see setbacks as evidence of their professional inadequacy.

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