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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...