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When we celebrate Nurses Week, we take a moment to recognize our pride in this profession of ours, and if we’re lucky, perhaps we receive some acknowledgment from our employers, friends, or colleagues. Did you feel recognized this year, or … Continue reading
Last week, we talked about depersonalizing when reacting to others and learning to take things less personally. This is a useful skill and can contribute to our own ability to stay clear, focused and free of the symptoms of burnout. … Continue reading
When we serve our clients, patients and their families, the relationships can often be stressful and have the tendency to push our emotional buttons. Equally, our relationships with our colleagues–be they other nurses, doctors, physical therapists, or others–can also be … Continue reading
In light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon this week, it seems timely to talk about the ways in which we nurses can respond when disaster and crisis strike. Nurses have a broad range of skills that are inherently … Continue reading
When you get on an airplane, remember how the flight attendant will demonstrate how to put on your oxygen mask in case of a sudden drop in cabin pressure? Do you also remember how she or he will always tell … Continue reading
Since nursing is often a task-oriented profession, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that there’s a person–the patient–right in front of us. In our rush to get things done, the patient can become an object rather than an individual, … Continue reading
We all know what they say about “all work and no play“. This applies to nurses as much as it applies to Jack Nicholson’s character in the movie “The Shining“. We all need to have fun, and the arrival of … Continue reading
While the presence of men in nursing has been relatively small over the decades, a recent study shows that the number of men is incrementally rising.
When we see images of nurses in the popular media, what do we see? When nurses are represented to the public, what message is being sent about nurses and the nursing profession?