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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
by Istone - I am a nurse and I could not be prouder. I have the knowledge and the skills to ease pain and suffering, to make my patients feel better, and to help families cope... Read More →
by NurseDirtyBird - Dentistry has the highest rate of suicide by occupation, right?
According to the APA, studies show that occupation is not a predictor of suicide... Read More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
by Jacqueline.Damm - I woke up. Not only did I wake up. I woke up MAD. Funny thing was, I had no reason for it. I hadn’t fought zombies the night before in my dreams and ended up on... Read More →
by NZPN - I remember Elaine Ngatai so well.
She was one of the patients I had worked with so many times before. She was a truly unhappy woman, but we could never find out... Read More →
by TheCommuter - Resentment is the strong, indignant feeling of pointed animosity we experience when we believe a person or group has wronged us in some way. Although resentment is... Read More →