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Study highlights potential effectiveness of yoga for chronic back pain in nurses

A recent study published in the Holistic Nursing Practice journal highlights the positive effects of yoga, tai chi, and other “movement-based mind-body interventions” for nurses and nurse practitioners who suffer from chronic back pain. The...

Caring counts

Preventing suicide among nurses. Deaths by suicide affect people of every profession but are especially relevant for nurses, who frequently take care of others at the risk of their own physical and mental health. In...

Nurses and Emotional Teflon

Nurses work hard, and the nature of their labor exposes them to many emotionally-charged situations, strong feelings, moral and ethical dilemmas, and the slings and arrows of being the very lifeblood of healthcare on...

Taking control of our health: An interview with Scott Greenstone

The American Nurse team is delighted to have had an opportunity to speak with Scott Greenstone, a registered nurse who recently shared his story about beating death with Healthcare Marketer’s Exchange. The American Nurse team...

Take Care of Yourself

How many of you hear the phrase “self-care” and roll your eyes? I know. Because that’s my reaction, too. As if nurses’ endless task lists can accommodate one more thing: to take care of...

Reiki: Hand in hand with nursing

Caring for your patients and yourself. Takeaways: Reiki is grounded in the transmission of energy through a practitioners’ hands to restore the body’s homeostasis. Nurses can learn to be Reiki practitioners by receiving training from...

Your brain on optimism

Positive nursing role models know how to train their brain to be more optimistic. SPENDING TIME around positive nurses is contagious and heartwarming. The more you encounter them, the more you want of their time....

The compassion balance

Try these techniques to help maintain satisfaction in work and life. COMPASSION FATIGUE can cause us to disengage from our patients, families, and peers. Addressing this issue is important to help us to have compassion...
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My Story: Supporting compassionate connections

Designing an EHR that promotes patient- and family-centered care. Takeaways: Honoring and recognizing patient preferences is an essential component of healthcare delivery. Leverage technology to learn what’s important to your patient across all venues of...
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Journaling: A valuable tool for registered nurses

Write about your life and experiences to better understand them and yourself. Takeaways: Journaling is a valuable resource that nurses can use to support their health and wellness. Journaling allows you to script feelings and...
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Spiritual wellness: A journey toward wholeness

Through spirituality, we connect with the world around us. Takeaways: Spirituality involves a sense of connection outside ourselves and includes our values, meaning, and purpose A faith community or organized religion can give you an outlet...
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Environmental wellness

Pay attention to your environment—it can affect your body, mind, and spirit. Takeaways:  Increasing awareness of your surroundings can improve overall well-being.  Paying attention to your environment is especially important at work.  Take advantage of...
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Mindful observation

Bring your full attention to the patient to gain perspective. “If you cannot get the habit of observation one way or other, you had better give up the being a nurse, for it is...