What is imposter syndrome and why is it so common among nurses?
Imposter feelings can erode self-confidence and increase the likelihood of burnout, but there are ways of defusing its negative power
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.
Are nurses particularly vulnerable to imposter syndrome?
Nurses experiencing persistent self-doubt or fear of being exposed as a fraud could be experiencing imposter syndrome.
Researchers who looked at reasons for