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How the brain balances feelings of stress and calm

An imaging study published in the Nature Communications journal focused on how different regions of the brain, specifically the hypothalamus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex,...

Deliberate leadership during COVID-19

Three strategies nurse leaders can use Fear, resilience, unprecedented, unknown. These are just a few words now circling our vocabulary with the onset of COVID-19....

Purpose in Life During COVID-19

Dr. Martha Abshire is an assistant professor and Dr. Mona Shattell is an associate dean at Johns Hopkins University. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our...

Relax…

“Relax” is sometimes easier to say than to do. As an ED nurse I have managed to elicit anger and frustration from patients and...

If you’re grateful and you know it clap your hands!

It starts with a distant sound of palms smacking together, then joined by more doing the same, leading to an undeniable crescendo of applause....

Prayer: Proselytizing or providing comfort?

The omnipotent yet invisible coronavirus causing COVID-19 is bringing the world to its knees (to use an interesting metaphor). It is forcing many to...

Simulation for suicide prevention training

A unique approach to large group training. Takeaways: Twenty veterans die by suicide each day. The preferred method of learning by most adults is simulation. ...

Contemplation, connection, collaboration: Keys to compassionate spiritual care

Build a foundation for nursing students and practicing nurses to care for their patients and themselves compassionately. Takeaways: Incorporating contemplation, connection, and collaboration into the...

Creating a positive workplace

Countless research studies show that having a positive attitude leads to good health, happiness, and feelings of wellbeing and self-worth. Research also tells us...

‘Health’s Up’ podcast is the dream of a wannabe school nurse

Health’s Up is a podcast that explores healthy choices through child voices.   Health’s Up is an experiment in health education. The brainchild of Kristi Westphaln,...

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