Articles: Health / Stress Management

Articles: Health / Stress Management

Who takes care of the caretakers? Health / Stress Management 101 is available to talk about staying physically, mentally and emotionally healthy in a high-stress job, how to balance work and home life, boost your own self-esteem, and continue to fill the well so you have good things to pass on to others.

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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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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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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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 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 Importance of Balance

The Importance of Balance

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 →

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Suicide On The Ward

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 →

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Resentment Will Destroy You

Resentment Will Destroy You

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 →

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Nursing Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Nursing Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

by TheCommuter - The nursing profession is filled with an array of recognized advantages. For starters, nurses have prospects for professional growth through furthering their... Read More →

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Suicide Is Not Your Answer

Suicide Is Not Your Answer

by TheCommuter - Many people in the nursing community remember either hearing or reading about Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who killed herself in 2012 after being tricked into... 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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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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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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Stress management for nurses

Stress management for nurses

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 →

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Mental Illness Can Be Terminal

Mental Illness Can Be Terminal

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 →

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Unwritten Social Contract: Your Needs Come First!

Unwritten Social Contract: Your Needs Come First!

by TheCommuter - According the the unwritten social contract, "each individual in a society has an underlying obligation, to the best of his ability, and before all else, to take... Read More →

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I Cry Watching Rudolph....

I Cry Watching Rudolph....

by jadelpn - And other holiday specials were people are mean to the underdog. Been this way since I was a child. What that did for me was help me to decide to help people less... Read More →

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Negative Self Talk

Negative Self Talk

by jadelpn - Nurses get stressed. There's many reasons why, and is an independent feeling. In other words, what stresses one nurse out, may not stress another and vice versa.... Read More →

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