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  • Spirituality And The Nursing Profession
    Spirituality And The Nursing Profession
    By Jill B. Hamilton, PhD, RN, FAAN and Nakia C. Best, PhD, RN Being a nurse is rewarding. We show compassion and empathy to patient and caregivers that are vulnerable and need our help to make difficult decisions. We serve as patient advocates. Nurses are also leaders and researchers that have a profound effect on how health care is delivered. No matter ... more
  • Achieving Financial Wellness
    Achieving Financial Wellness
    When we think about health and wellness, your financial habits may not seem like a top priority.  Surprisingly though, the biggest stress factor for most Americans today is money. It outranks family issues, health or work as a source of worry. Financial wellness is part of our quality of life and can help to alleviate stress and improve your overall ... more
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Post-Traumatic Growth
    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder And Post-Traumatic Growth
    Guest blogger, Terri Bogue, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC , co-author and developer of both the website and book entitled Extinguish Burnout: A Practical Guide to Prevention and Recovery , continues her blog series on nursing burnout by contrasting post-traumatic stress disorder and post-traumatic growth. Nurses and other emergency responders see some of the ... more
  •  Caring For The Family Caregiver: Embracing Caregivers Challenge
    Caring For The Family Caregiver: Embracing Caregivers Challenge
    Nurses have a great deal in common with family caregivers. Both selflessly give up their energy and time to care for another person(s). Both require daily patience, compassion, and resilience. And both often put others before themselves.  As nurses, embracing the family caregiver is just as important to the well-being of our patients as caring for ... more
  • The Health And Wellness Benefits Of Gratitude
    The Health And Wellness Benefits Of Gratitude
    By Linda Roszak Burton If you knew expressing gratitude to a fellow nurse would improve their health and yours, would you do it more often? Logic says you would, however research shows the existence of a gratitude gap in the United States – we consider ourselves to be grateful, yet a significant gap exists between feeling grateful and actually ... more

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