Regularly recognizing the efforts of nurses and the whole hospital care team is both appropriate and necessary to create positive work environments that will translate into high-quality patient care. Here are some resources to help.
- With increasing demands on time, resources, and energy, in addition to poorly designed systems of daily work, it’s not surprising health care professionals are experiencing burnout at increasingly higher rates, with staff turnover rates also on the rise. Yet, joy in work is more than just the absence of burnout or an issue of individual wellness; it is a system property. It is generated (or not)...» Full Article"THANK YOU." We’re taught this phrase from the time we learn to talk. It’s as common as “Hello” or “How are you?” Maybe that’s why so many of us tend to dismiss it as an unnecessary gesture. So, how does this seemingly insignificant phrase have the power to change you, your employees and your business in a profoundly positive way? Actually, it’s one of the easiest things you can...» Full ArticleThe Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge (HNHN GC), is a social movement designed to transform the health of the nation by supporting nurses to take positive action to improve health. The HNHN GC will: Broadly connect and engage individual nurses and partner organizations to take action within five focus areas: physical activity, sleep, nutrition, quality of life, and safe...» Full ArticleThe DAISY Foundation was formed in November, 1999 by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). The nursing care Patrick received when hospitalized profoundly touched his family. Read more about why they started The DAISY Foundation. The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses (The DAISY Award) - to honor the super-human work n...» Full Article
The Mayo Clinic conducted a study that demonstrates that a 12-week in-person stress management and resilience intervention led to a statistically important and clinically meaningful improvement in happiness, satisfaction with life, and gratitude in healthcare workers.»Full Article