Posts about Moral Injury & Self-Care
Are Your Nurses Experiencing Moral Injury?
With the term moral injury is increasingly being used to replace nurse burnout. We look at what this means for the crisis at the heart of the healing professions.
Meaningful Recognition Fights Nurse Burnout
Nurses routinely demonstrate clinical skill and patient compassion, but this can have its toll in terms of burnout and “compassion fatigue.” Meaningful recognition can help.
Nurse Depression & Suicide Ideation: How Leaders Can Assess and Support Their Teams
As a nurse leader, learning to identify depression and dealing with suicide ideation is an important part of coaching and guiding staff through the difficult situations that arise as part of their jobs.
Why Healthcare Organizations Need to Focus on Clinician Health
A new survey has shown a clear link between clinician wellness and patient safety. So it's crucial that healthcare organizations focus on the mental and physical health of staff.
Misconceptions Surround Mindfulness
Mindfulness is increasingly discussed as a tonic against stress and burnout in healthcare, but there is still confusion about the practice and how to set up a program.
Celebrating Nurse Heroes: The Reality of Making a Difference
Each year National Nurses WeekNurses celebrates the key role nurses have played throughout history. This year is made more poignant with the COVID-19 pandemic accompanying the celebration.
This Mental Health Awareness Month, Support Your Staff and Encourage Self-Care
This year, Mental Health Month is especially pertinent, as we grapple with the coronavirus pandemic. It is a prime time for employers to ensure staff are practicing self-care techniques.
7 Days of Pandemic Self-Care for the Healthcare Professional
Real concepts you can incorporate into each day to combat the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical fatigue you may be feeling in these difficult times.
Burnout: The Signs of Onset, Methods of Prevention
Burnout is a big problem in healthcare and a test of resilience for individual workers. A new book by a physician draws on both his own experiences and those of others who are susceptible or resilient.
Juggling Wariness, Weariness, and Wellness: Breathe…but Not on Others
When the stress starts building, we need to stop the laser focus on COVID-19 challenges and start addressing our own emotional well-being. Here are five suggestions to help you make conscious choices to boost your mental health.
Fire Up Burnout Efforts Before It’s Too Late
When staff are exhausted, experiencing depersonalization from their work and feeling less effective, they are more likely to fail to follow practices that support high-quality, safer care.
How Provider Stress Affects Patient Safety
The healthcare industry can be stressful for everyone involved, with clinicians sometimes suffering greatly from the workload, time demands, bureaucracy, and the emotional nature of their work.
5 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Manage Holiday Stress
While the holiday season can be an opportunity to spend time with family and recharge our batteries, healthcare is one of the few industries exempt from downtime during the winter months.