Category Archives: Healthcare
A recent study published online in the journal Research in Nursing and Health reveals what many of us already know: nurses are very accurate and honest in assessing the quality of care in hospitals and health care facilities.
Nurses naturally work as part of a team, and depending on the facility or agency where you’re employed, the interdisciplinary team can range from very small to expansively large and complex. No matter the size of the team, collaboration is … Continue reading
In a recent article in the New York Times, the effects of noise on hospital patients was discussed in detail. This is an important issue to consider, but what about how all that noise impacts the nurse?
According to The Healthier Hospital Initiative, nurses currently have the highest incidence of occupational asthma among any segment of the American workforce, making nurses twice as likely to develop asthma than the general population. Nurses are at great risk of … Continue reading
There’s a lot of talk these days about “toxic workplaces” and how nurses and other healthcare workers suffer from workplaces that are rife with incivility, bullying, and other interpersonal issues. However, some facilities are also toxic in the literal sense … Continue reading
If you’re having challenges at work—whether with a colleague or another issue—clearly documenting what’s happening in chronological order is an important exercise that can be of great help when seeking resolution or assistance.
If you would like to improve the nature of your collaborative professional relationships with colleagues (whether nurses or non-nurses), there are several key things to keep in mind as you navigate the interpersonal aspects of your nursing career and collegial … Continue reading
Sometimes, it seems like healthcare professionals are forced into a corner, and we find ourselves “towing the line” and speaking to patients and clients in a way that feels prescribed rather than genuine. Some facilities are even asking us to … Continue reading