loss

Breath at the belly

Mindfulness training can help nurses, patients, and loved ones cope with loss, grief, and suffering.

Helping caregivers cope with death

A one-day retreat called Mindfulness, Meditaion, and Coping with Death helps healthcare professionals deal with patients’ deaths.

Leadership challenge: Learning to let go

Learning to let go of our expectations and the demands we place on ourselves can be challenging, but it’s frequently essential to moving forward. Letting go is a…
nurse reflection

Reflections on the heart of nursing

In 1995, I toured the Florence Nightingale Museum in London. On the walls were letters that chronicled a lifetime of dedication, spent caring for others—letters that were preserved…

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, physics, biology, and math…
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Silence and Solace

“We think she’s gone,” he said. It was 6:20 p.m. I was walking down the hall on the med-surg unit, and turned to face a middle-aged man with…

When nurses experience loss

Nursing is a job where exposure to grief and loss may be a frequent occurrence. The nurse is challenged with the difficulty of how to cope while working…

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