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Stress-Reducing Creativity

While art therapy is its own field, you can use the benefits of art to express your creative side and drawing skills to reduce...

Laugh, nurse, laugh!

Victor Borge, the famous Danish comedian, pianist, and conductor once said, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Infusing laughter and humor into your...

Look for inspiration in your fellow nurses

In a perfect world, we nurses would be inspired daily by our patient experiences. They would come in such abundance that overtime, computer crashes,...
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Writing for good health

If you asked nurses how they reduce job stress, you probably wouldn’t expect them to reply, “By writing.” In fact, a recent research study...

Shaving as a metaphor for nursing

Over the course of history, people have used metaphors to explain, contrive, reflect, and refute human phenomena. Health care (and all its challenges) has...
From our readers: Harp song — A journey to remember and embrace the heart of nursing

From our readers: Harp song — A journey to remember and embrace the heart...

“The aim of all spiritual paths, no matter their origin or the rigors of their practice, is to help us live more fully in...
From our readers…Lights, camera, action—and don’t giggle! nurse

From our readers…Lights, camera, action—and don’t giggle!

The author shares the rewards of creating a video about what telephone triage nurses do.

Eye of the beholder: Grand rounds at the museum

"What do you see in his eyes?" asks Dr. Rothenberg. After a brief pause, someone replies, "He looks sad." Another states, "He’s kind of...
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From our readers…A cycle of caring

It began a long time ago A woman walks through the dark room, with just a candle to light her way The soldiers can sense her...
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From our readers…Two Poems

Nursing's Future & Hospital Corridor by Kristina Ibitayo is clinical assistant professor at University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing. Nursing’s Future The future of...
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From our readers…’Twas the night before…

‘Twas the middle of the semester, halfway through the course I was writing a paper and citing a source. The washer was loaded and the dryer...
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From our readers…The Companion

Parkinson’s had taken away almost everything she loved. She, the artist, had spent her younger days in the upper rooms of McGuffey painting watercolors of Piedmont’s rolling hills and...

Scrapbooks capture nurses career milestones

For nurse graduates, starting their first staff position is an exciting time, but it can also be a time of apprehension. Many have heard...