Tag Archives: Nursing
This coming weekend, I’m speaking at a conference for emergency room nurses here in my home state of New Mexico, and the subjects of my two talks are burnout and work-life balance. And when it comes to burnout, one of … Continue reading
It’s often said that nurses are the “backbone” of the healthcare system. However, yesterday someone suggested to me that they are actually the “connective tissue” of the system. These are interesting metaphors for the importance of the nursing profession. Let’s … Continue reading
When relationships with patients and their families deepen over time, it’s easy to step over the line where boundaries are concerned.
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
This is the week when we annually celebrate nurses and the nursing profession, a profession with a long history of service, dedication, compassion, and the trustworthy care of millions around the world.
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