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How shall we mourn our dead?

Take your time and follow the path that’s right for you. Since May 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have required nursing homes...
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Nurse suicide attempt survivors

Easing back safely to the work environment Frequently, suicide ideation is a manifestation of mental illness, such as depression or anxiety disorder. However, even without...
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Nurse Keith’s Corner: Overcoming 21st Century Angst

When the 21st century dawned several decades ago, the next one hundred years — and the new millennium — were seen as a new beginning, a...
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What do nurses want?

Twenty-two percent: That’s how many frontline RNs in the United States said, in a response to a recent McKinsey survey, that they may leave...
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Self-management = a balanced life

Follow this formula for success. Takeaways: • Self-management coupled with a wellness approach can mitigate the stress associated with nursing and improve individual nurse health. • Procrastination...
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Take time to appreciate the importance of what you do

Lessons learned from 1918 d In 1918, the “Spanish flu” killed most people who were infected. Thanks to the efforts of thousands of researchers across...

Nurses rising

Recognizing, elevating, and caring for RNs during a pandemic As we celebrated the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman...

A musical approach to coping with psychosocial stress

A powerful tool for nurse well-being Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the May 2021 issue of American...
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COVID-19 vaccine handling: Maximizing doses and public confidence

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is proud of the leading role nurses play at all levels of the coronavirus pandemic that has shaken the...
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Navigating the loss and grief of a nurse suicide

With employer support, nurses can help each other after a colleague’s death. Takeaways: The bonds created among nurses make the loss of a colleague difficult...
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Caring during COVID-19

Editor’s note: This is an early release of a web exclusive article for the April 2021 issue of American Nurse Journal. At the bottom of...
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Joint Commission releases Sentinel Event Alert in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Healthcare workers struggling, expressing fears Earlier this week, The Joint Commission released a Sentinel Event Alert addressing the fears of healthcare workers and outlining five...

A critical Pathway to Excellence® standard

Initiatives promote nurses’ well-being during the pandemic.  Ensuring nurses’ well-being isn’t just a concept for healthcare systems and organizations that have—or want to gain—the Pathway...

Uplifting nurses

Associations respond to member needs in a pandemic. In 2020, what kept me up at night was nurses’ well-being and how they’ve been dealing with...
Nurse Suicide

Nurse suicide prevention starts with crisis intervention

Make a plan to protect yourself and your colleagues. Takeaways: An organization-wide anonymous encrypted screening program to detect nurses at risk for suicide is an...
AnimalAssistants

Animal assistants in healthcare

An animal may provide just the benefit patients need. Prepandemic, I had the pleasure of traveling to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a...
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Making New Year’s resolutions? Try these tips from Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™

Many people are eager to turn the page and begin the new year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And, given the added stress on...
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ANA advocates for nurses’ health and safety

Collaborating in the new year to address pandemic challenges together As nurses contend with the pandemic and its multi-layered effects into 2021, the American Nurses...
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Storytelling: Resilience and influence in minutes

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses too often are the last and only person in the room when a patient dies. “To be that person who...

Promoting nurse mental health

An urgent call to shift from crisis intervention to long-term prevention Takeaways: Nurses are experiencing an unprecedented amount of burnout, depression, and anxiety. Stressful work...
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A nurse’s notes on New Year’s resolutions

It’s the most promising time of the year. A clean slate ahead and a chance for a fresh start. No doubt nurses are making...
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Nurses struggling on the frontline of COVID-19

Innovation is important in maintaining an open-minded perspective on the frontline of healthcare, particularly in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a practicing...
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Nurse fatigue: The silent epidemic

Mitigating this serious threat to health and safety Are you getting the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period? According to...
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The Relentless School Nurse: #NursesAreNotOK

The pandemic has disrupted life as we know it, with no specific end in sight, outside of glimmers of hope with vaccines on the...

Long-term night shift work increases the risks of common cancers in women

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conducted a meta-analysis to identify whether long-term night shift work increased the risks of common cancers in women....

Nursing Apps—For Work and Home

The season of gift-giving is upon us, and don’t you think you should start with a few gifts for yourself? The folks at MAS...

Tips for long-term exercise success

Walking, swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing, aerobic dancing, or any of dozens of other activities can help your heart. They all cause you to feel...
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Mindful Breathing

Tip 1 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today This exercise can be done standing up or sitting down, and pretty much anywhere at...

Maintain weight loss successfully – based on a 20 year national study

Body weight is a key factor to protect us from chronic disease. Although obese people can lose weight through healthy diet, exercise programs, medicine,...
Maintain Weight Loss

How to maintain weight loss successfully

Suggestions based on a 20-year national study. Body weight is a key factor to protect us from chronic disease. Although obese people can lose weight...

Give yourself the gift of self-affirmation

We’ve all had days that push us toward the edge. The chaos likely starts around mid-shift and may go something like this: Radiology calls for...

Nurses with disabilities: Know their rights

Registered nurses (RNs) with physical disabilities experience discrimination in the workplace. Researchers have found that nurses with disabilities often leave the nursing profession because...

What the mirror doesn’t tell you

“I hate my body.” “I’m such a fat, worthless cow.” “Where did all these gray hairs and wrinkles come from?” “I have total thunder thighs.” “How could anyone find me attractive when I...

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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Compassion fatigue: Are you at risk?

For many of us, nursing isn’t just what we do; it’s who we are. Most of us became nurses because we care about people...
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Combating change fatigue in today’s healthcare environment

Those who work in the healthcare industry are well aware of its constantly changing landscape. Healthcare institutions are challenged to balance the provision of...

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Quiz: Migraines and Hormones

Women are 2 to 3 times more likely than men to have migraines.  Decades ago, these were attributed to women’s inability to cope with...