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Growing the Essential Strengths of Resilient Well-Being

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Growing the Essential Strengths of Resilient Well-Being by Fiona Douglas-Crampton Nurses face unique stresses and high-pressure situations as they provide care to patients under highly complex circumstances. As a result, we know that nurses are at particularly high risk of anxiety, burnout, depression, and general unhappiness. Building resilience and the capacity for a sustained sense of well-being is vital for nurses to cope with those work-life issues and respond to… Read More »Growing the Essential Strengths of Resilient Well-Being

Making a Difference for those with Mental Illness, by Scott Harrison RN

The events of the past week in Newtown, Connecticut are almost beyond comprehension.  Whilst the media attempt to help the public ‘make sense’ of a senseless tragedy, social media sites are alive with debate on who is to blame, how further tragedy can be avoided and questions about what happens next. As a Registered Nurse who has worked with marginalized populations for my (to date) 20 year career in nursing,… Read More »Making a Difference for those with Mental Illness, by Scott Harrison RN

Mourning and Moving On in Newtown: How can nursing influence policy change?, by Suzanne Campbell NP PhD

It was a normal Friday morning and having not yet weaned myself from “Good Morning America” after six months in B.C., I was checking in on the news.  I was shocked to hear of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, my home for the past twelve years until I moved to Vancouver last summer. Shock and disbelief followed, but the early reports did not sound too… Read More »Mourning and Moving On in Newtown: How can nursing influence policy change?, by Suzanne Campbell NP PhD