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  1. Mindfulness At Work

    There has always been an expectation for a nurse to become good at multitasking to be proficient and productive. But science has proven our brains are not designed to focus on more than one thing at a time, and doing so is at the expense of the very ...
  2. Kate Chamberlin RN BSN

    How Does Screen Time Impact Your Health?

    The amount of time individuals spend interacting with digital devices, known as screen time, can have negative effects on health. In the United States, the average person spends over 7 hours a day on the internet across all devices, with some spendin...
  3. With lots of buzz in the media, new research breakthroughs, and hundreds of new healthcare startups flush with Silicon Valley money, it seems like you can't avoid hearing all about psychedelics. Many nurses are wondering what the hype is all about an...
  4. It’s November 8th and the holiday season is officially here. According to Travel and Leisure magazine, with COVID-19 lockdowns, travel bans, and restrictions now in the rearview mirror, 69% of Americans will be traveling to visit family this year for...
  5. The Mental Capacity act was something that I knew little about, until recently a few patients came through our unit that we had concerns about their capacity, which led to the need to take action. As part of reflective practice and in order to learn ...
  6. Not every holiday season is a Norman Rockwell painting. The holidays are NOT an exciting time of year for many, many people. To make it worse, people are supposed to be happy; so, folks feel they cannot reveal their true emotions. People walk around...
  7. Simone Biles withdrew from some of her Olympic events because she felt like her mind and body were not in sync. Bedside nurses quite often feel the same way ... mind and body out of sync. Have you ever been at work and felt like you were being p...
  8. Many psychiatric facilities and settings allow or require that nurses and support staff wear street clothing instead of scrubs. Those entering into psychiatric nursing often ask, "If I can't wear scrubs, then how should I dress?" Likewise, a common q...
  9. Lee Anne Blevins Zajac

    How Mindfulness Can Make Your Shift Go More Smoothly

    It's three o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon working in a rural hospital in the autumn of 2010. I'm a new nurse, barely six months under my belt working on a medical/surgical floor and I've just returned from the chapel room just off the hall of my un...
  10. Mental health during the pandemic

    I was diagnosed with depression at the end of 2017 after seeking counseling for the first time. I didn't start an antidepressant till probably the next year, then I would take them on and off, kept telling myself that I wasn't depressed and didn't ne...
  11. Last year, a primary care provider diagnosed my family member with type 2 diabetes. Now, he was no stranger to diabetes. He was a caregiver to his mother, who had type 1 diabetes and had some awareness of daily self-care activities required to keep h...
  12. Long shifts, heavy patient loads, and a relentless pace are common recipes for both mental and physical fatigue in nursing. In an effort to cope with increasing demands in the workplace, it is tempting to turn to unhealthy habits. These ways of copin...
  13. The World Health Organization WHO states that Health is a condition comprised of complete well-being of Physical, Mental and Social without the lack of illness or weakness. Commonly used phrase is Health is Wealth. Seeking help in regards to physical...
  14. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death, with a reported 45,970 suicides in the United States in 2020. One might automatically think of the general population; however, the CDC notes that healthcare workers are at a higher risk. This has been an i...
  15. I grew up in a small village in South Asia where many people don't have access to basic healthcare. On top of that mental health is such an issue that nobody seeks help for. If someone is mentally ill, the family members and the society will go to th...
  16. I recently finished watching the Apple TV show "The Me You Don't See" about mental health issues throughout the world. It really moved me and inspired me to think about what we can do for the nursing community. We are now over a year into a pandemi...
  17. There is an elephant in the room filled with nurses. A looming presence that we choose to ignore, an ever-present force amongst us, and nobody wants to talk about it. This elephant is our mental health. As nurses, we are holistically trained. We lear...
  18. Dear Nurse Beth, I have been a LPN for many years. I'm dealing with mental health issues. What should I do to report this?
  19. Mental RX for Nurses

    Nursing is a demanding, stressful profession and one that is not relatable unless a person has experience in the field. The work can be sad and draining. The cultural environment of a hospital breeds negativity and complaints. The COVID pandemic has...
  20. New Jersey Hope and Healing

    Hi Everyone! My name is Khalen Dietz and I am with New Jersey's Hope and Healing Program, a Fema Grant through RWJBarnabas Institute for Prevention and Recovery. Currently we are offering free virtual connect together groups for all healthcare w...
  21. Sherri Perry APRN

    Springtime Wellness

    It’s the second week of March and Spring is on its way! Daylight savings is right around the corner, beginning March 13th. With COVID restrictions relaxing and the weather starting to warm up, nurses will be longing to get outside of the hospital and...
  22. MasterStreet

    I Almost Forgot About Me

    My fellow nurses, I have a question for you. Do you ever think that many of our jobs require so much, too much of our time that they just kind of take over your life? Many of us work over 60 to 70 hours a week or more. It leaves little time to do any...
  23. As I pulled away from the home visit, I felt the grey fog envelope the car on the outside and threaten to seep into my holiday spirits. From where I sat, I could see the Christmas tree blinking crazily with artificial cheer, while the patient I had j...
  24. Employee Health During Covid

    So I am finishing up a paper for my last term of my BSN and it's about how confidential employee mental health services should be available 24/7 for medical staff. I was just curious if anyone has mental health wellness services available (especiall...
  25. Putting Your Health First

    I had to have my gallbladder removed last week. I have been home for the last 6 days. My follow up appointment is April 14th. I was scheduled to go back to work today but called yesterday to let them know I was still having to take pain medication an...

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