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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

Nurses and Shiftwork: Sleep Well to Be Well, by Dr. Carolyn Gotay

It’s estimated that most people spend one-third of their lives sleeping, but until recently, the links between sleep and health were not well understood. Recent research has identified relationships between disrupted sleep and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers, suggesting that sleep has significant effects on health and well-being. There are an estimated 4.1 million shift-workers in Canada, and approximately 1.9 million regularly work shifts between… Read More »Nurses and Shiftwork: Sleep Well to Be Well, by Dr. Carolyn Gotay

Self-Care in Nursing: A Call to Action, by Maren Austen, BSN Student

There is evidence that nurses know that we should take care of ourselves and how we should be doing it, yet there is still a gap between what is known and what is practiced (Malloy, et al.). As a profession centered on caring, nurses spend much of our time providing care for others; unfortunately, we often do not give the same consideration to self-care – those activities we do to… Read More »Self-Care in Nursing: A Call to Action, by Maren Austen, BSN Student