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…

Attitude is everything

Growing up I heard a lot about the importance of a good attitude and a strong work ethic. As a…

Breath at the belly

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

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Career Wellness

Big and small changes can help you cultivate a healthy work life. Takeaways: Burnout, stress, and dissatisfaction at work should…

Easing pain—mindfully

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today Chronic pain can be all-consuming. I’ve witnessed it first hand with a…
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Gen Y to Take Over. Prepare

In a previous blog post, we wrote about nurse managers being caught in the middle of a tug-of-war, trying to balance…
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How to practice mindful nursing

Make every moment count Takeaways We spend a lot of time “doing,” which can lead to functioning on “autopilot.” Practicing…
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Mindful Appreciation

Tip 6 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today In this last exercise, all you have to do is…
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Mindful Breathing

Tip 1 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today This exercise can be done standing up or sitting down,…
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Mindful Immersion

Tip 5 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today The intention of this exercise is to cultivate contentment in…
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Mindful Listening

Tip 4 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today This exercise is designed to open your ears to sound…
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Mindful Observation

Tip 2 of 6 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today This exercise is simple but incredibly powerful because it helps…
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Mindful observation

Bring your full attention to the patient to gain perspective. “If you cannot get the habit of observation one way…

Mindful speaking

As nurses we deliver crucial care to patients. We help to support families in times of distress, welcome new life…

Mindfulness for medication safety

Break the cycle of rushing and multitasking. Takeaways: Patients experience an average of one medication error per day. Many medication…

Mindfulness reduces depression

Eight weeks of mindfulness training helped alleviate depression and reduce stress in African-American women with lower socioeconomic status, according to…
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Nurses living mindfully—Over the holidays and always

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim is to improve population health, increase patient satisfaction, and reduce per-capita spending. The Quad­ruple Aim adds the goal of improving healthcare pro­viders’ work life. This holiday season, “gift” yourself with self-care techniques to ensure the best care for patients and families and to promote effective interprofessional work environments.

The compassion balance

Try these techniques to help maintain satisfaction in work and life. This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus…

The mindful nurse

Mindfulness is an increasingly common topic in both popular and professional literature. In clinical populations, evidence suggests mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs)…

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