Grieving

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The stories that never get told: Connection

As soon as he stepped out of the elevator, I froze but my mind raced… “Maybe he has a gun? Why is he here?...

Join a national conversation on bereavement

The "silent storm" of grief could be the next epidemic that spreads throughout our country. How could it not be, when almost 250,000 Americans...

“It Hurt My Heart”

It Hurt My Heart—The Heartbreaks of an ER Nurse is a compilation of my 40 years experience as an ER nurse and the lasting...

Sense of loss

In third grade I asked my Dad whether we would be thrown out of our home and into the street. My Dad, a chemistry,...

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