Wellness

Your patients may need stress education

A recent survey conducted by Everyday Health may reveal insights for nurses and other healthcare providers when caring for patients. The survey looked at stress in different generations. Researchers asked the participants about various aspects...

New report calls for action to address clinician burnout

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have released a new report highlighting the need to reduce clinician burnout. The report, Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout, provides goals for healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and...

Medications & daily exercise: Potential adverse reactions

One of the most important care suggestions nurses and other healthcare providers may have for their patients is to exercise more. A recent article from Healthline offers insight into some common interactions particular medications...

This week is Healthcare Quality Week!

Healthcare Quality Week (October 20 – 26) is in full swing, and we wish to recognize the importance of this initiative by sharing resources for our visitors to learn more about healthcare quality. Next month,...

3 tips to lessen stress

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today A new book by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee called The Stress Solution offers some advice that you might want to practice in your own life and share with...

Fragmented physical activity and mortality risk

A new study published in JAMA Network Open reveals new insights into mortality risk in older adult patients. Historically, reduced physical activity in older adults has been seen as one of the greatest risks for...

Humana and Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation:

Sharing a bold vision for nurses’ well-being Storytelling and providing support to one another have emerged as powerful motivators toward improved health and well-being for nurses at Humana Inc. Mutual support is embedded in the culture...

Whole-person care

Meeting the mental health needs of all is critical. THE WORLD IS HURTING in ways that are visible and, so often, invisible. According to 2017 federal data, an estimated 46.6 million U.S. adults (nearly 19%)...

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....

6 tips for calm in chaos

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today A recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution touched on something that I’ve thought about before: How do nurses maintain their calm during what has seemed to me...

Why is it harder to lose weight as we get older?

One of the universal struggles many patients face, especially as they age, is how to keep extra weight off and understanding why it’s easier to gain weight than lose it. Recent studies may shed...

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...
three good things build resilience and improve well being

Three Good Things: Build resilience and improve well-being

This simple tool can help staff change their outlook and improve care. Takeaways: As nursing leaders, we must recognize the importance of building staff resilience and improving the well-being of our caregivers. Three Good Things...