An exciting new role for nurses has begun to take hold, and it’s one that makes perfect sense: Nurse coaching.
As a former night nurse myself, I have a great deal of respect and affection for the night shift. There was a sense of “we’re in this together.” But there were downsides to working the night shift, too. There was a lack of in-services and debriefings, a missing relationship with the nurse manager and other hospital administration, a sense of disconnect.
Is that your experience?
Are you familiar with Etsy? It’s a virtual online marketplace filled with handcrafted goods and products, along with vintage finds. Whether you're in search of a gift for that special nurse in your life or you want to treat yourself to something special, Etsy is the place to go for uniquely beautiful items.
When you hear things like, "Take care of yourself," "Just relax," and "Put yourself before others," do you roll your eyes and think, "easier said than done?"
These products actually will make it easier to put yourself first. Start mastering the art of de-stressing now with some of these relaxation tools.
In my professional nursing experience, I’ve encountered many a nurse (myself included) who approach life with a perfectionist mindset. It makes perfect sense. From nursing school and beyond, it takes determination and drive to make it in the fast-paced, high stakes world of healthcare. In that sense, a dose of perfectionism can be a great asset. It’s what makes us good nurses.
But on the flip side, perfectionism can cause us undue strain and heartache. There are pros and cons to being a perfectionist.
Did you know that we get as much as 20% of our daily water intake through the foods that we eat? Read and share this infographic to discover the most hydrating foods (that you probably already have in your fridge), as well as some tips for upping your fluid intake for optimal health.
Massage has been associated with decreased pain, improved sleep, as a treatment for anxiety and depression, and as an overall comfort measure (for both the sick and the well.) Nurses can benefit from massage as an intervention to improve body pain and soreness, manage stress and improve mood.
There’s just one problem with massage. The cost. But a promising trend in alternative therapy research might be the answer: self-massage.