1. How to Reduce Physician Burnout

    Along with nurses, physician burnout is a growing problem. The Mayo Clinic offers these nine inexpensive strategies to improve physician engagement and reduce burnout: Admit there is a problem and then assess it. Identify physician leaders: Look for physicians who have the ability to listen, engag…Read More

  2. Stop Nurse Bullying

    There is a despicable phrase about our profession that I refuse to say or write, but it is in regard to the idea that we consume our offspring. I won’t speak or write it because it must stop. Now.   Nurse bullying continues to be a problem in hospitals and healthcare organizations. Nursing is…Read More

  3. “Give Me a Break!”

    “Burnout.” That is the main reason most nurses are leaving the profession. One important factor in reducing burnout is making sure nurses take breaks. Many are working 12, 14, or 16-hour shifts and they need time to rest, time to recharge and renew. Break rooms must be available on every unit, a…Read More

  4. Creating Healthy Work Environments

    There are nearly 3 million registered nurses in the U.S. Most of them, 61%, work in a hospital setting. Creating a healthy work environment for them should be a top priority for employers. Some of the biggest issues in nursing today — recruitment, retention, burnout and bullying — can be address…Read More

  5. Improving Your Healthcare Environment

    Millions of Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours in the workplace. And that’s especially true in the healthcare field, where work hours can extend well beyond the 40-hour workweek. So, it’s spectacularly important to support our nurses by improving the work environment. Right now, n…Read More

  6. How to Boost Your Daily Energy

    If you’re tired throughout the day, you aren’t alone. Everyone goes through the doldrums at work. You know, it’s that moment where you sit down for a minute, and before you know it your head is bobbing and your eyes are as heavy as tire irons. What’s worse is that when you’re feeling slugg…Read More

  7. Top 3 Reasons Nurses Love Their Jobs

    In a poll of nurses, 95 percent of those polled told us that they love their job and their line of work. That’s an inspiring number, and it begs the question: Why do nurses love their jobs? What is the best part of nursing? Well, nurses responded, citing that their relationships with their patient…Read More

  8. Caring for Your Health and Your Heart

    For women, heart disease is a more common threat than cancer. One in three women live with a cardiac condition, although many of those women don’t know it! That’s why it’s so important for women to be cognizant of their heart health. Let’s discuss heart health, cardiac problems, and strategi…Read More

  9. The Benefits of Exercise for Memory & Mental Health

    SelfCare for HealthCare: The Link Between Exercise and Memory from LeAnn Thieman on Vimeo. As LeAnn Thieman points out in the video above, exercise may be more important than most think; that’s because exercise isn’t just great for your physical health, it’s also great for your mental health. …Read More

  10. Quadruple Aim Demands SelfCare for HealthCare Workers

    The movement to add a fourth component to the healthcare industry's ideal of the Triple Aim is gaining steam. In its current form, the Triple Aim - better care, better health and lower costs - fails to acknowledge workers' critical role in transforming healthcare, Rishi Sikka, of Advocate Health Car…Read More