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Overcoming Decision Fatigue to Reduce Nurse Stress

Overcoming Decision Fatigue to Reduce Nurse Stress

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Several statistics estimate that people make an average of 35,000 decisions every day (Hoomans, 2015). It's that incredible number of decisions in a day that makes... Read More →

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Self-Care or Bust

Self-Care or Bust

by diannecabelus - My thoughts start racing as I realize that I am supposed to be at my next patient's home already. I have so much charting to do, I think to myself. "Oh my god I... Read More →

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Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress

Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress

by tnbutterfly - We all know that nursing is a stressful profession. We don't own the market on stressful jobs. But the source of our job stresses come from a different source... Read More →

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My Burnout Story

My Burnout Story

by jk2185 - I’ve been crying all morning coming from a pain so deeply repressed and locked inside me. I watched my last patient die three days ago and leave in his wake a... Read More →

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Where is our "Safe Haven"?

Where is our "Safe Haven"?

by dzadzey - Introduction The profession of nursing carries with it a high risk for burnout and compassion fatigue. While these two terms may seem synonymous, there are... Read More →

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Shift Work Disorder

Shift Work Disorder

by TheCommuter - Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism's... Read More →

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Ten Ways To Know You're Burning Out

Ten Ways To Know You're Burning Out

by VivaLasViejas - Here's something a little different from the writer who usually brings you the funny top-10 lists. Recently, a good friend of mine I'll call "Viv"---an LPN who's... Read More →

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My Experience With Burnout

My Experience With Burnout

by bbear2102 - My Experience With Burnout For me it started four years ago. Like many nurses I was experiencing burn out. I had been a critical care nurse for... Read More →

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Reality Check

Reality Check

by SarahLeeRN - Perhaps this is why I like writing. A writer has control, of topic, plot, length, start and finish. I have complete control of my article right now. I do not have... Read More →

The Fat Doctor: Can You Trust Out of Shape Health Workers?

The Fat Doctor: Can You Trust Out of Shape Health Workers?

by newmail445 - I think people who propose "Healthcare workers should be fit otherwise they can't be trusted." or "I can't trust a fat doctor." have not properly thought out the... Read More →

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Mindfulness: A Cure for Auto-Pilot

Mindfulness: A Cure for Auto-Pilot

by cwentworth - Mindfulness: A Cure for Auto-Pilot Have you ever felt that your automatic pilot just switched on the moment you walked in the door? No matter what setting you... Read More →

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By Julie Aiken, DNP, RN, CNE, AHN-BC The American Nurses Association says 2017 is the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” The association defines a healthy nurse as... Read More →

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Survival of the Fittest - Resilience

Survival of the Fittest - Resilience

by traumaRUs - From the Mayo Clinic here is a definition of resilience: the ability to bounce back from adversity and how this ability positively affects overall physical and... Read More →

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The Stranger Within: Living With Mental Illness

The Stranger Within: Living With Mental Illness

by VivaLasViejas - The alarm jolts you awake as it does every morning after yet another restless, short night's sleep, throwing your systems into fight-or-flight mode as you groan... Read More →

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(Remember) Walking In the Sand

(Remember) Walking In the Sand

by VivaLasViejas - "I Had A Life---But My Job Ate It" proclaims the bumper sticker I just put on our 13-year-old Ford. I don't usually adorn my vehicles with stickers---I've always... Read More →

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Is Weight Loss Surgery an Easy Way Out?

Is Weight Loss Surgery an Easy Way Out?

by TheCommuter - Rita McMillan, age 41, reports to her place of employment, a large community hospital located in an upscale suburb of a large Midwestern city. She has been employed... Read More →

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Emotional Health: Strategies for Nurses

Emotional Health: Strategies for Nurses

by MostWanted - Self-confidence Having motivation to achieve greater things in life is the key to enhancing your skills to have the motive to push further than yesterday. Even... Read More →

Nurses, It’s Time: Find a Happy Place Amidst Chaos

Nurses, It’s Time: Find a Happy Place Amidst Chaos

by Jacqueline.Damm - One of my recent work days at the hospital was truly, inside and out, “one of those days.” We were short staffed on my step-down unit and our charge nurse was in a... Read More →

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