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. 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

  5. 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

  6. Walking Reduces Risk of Heart Disease

    Walking at moderate intensity may lower the risk of heart disease. "We know walking is an excellent form of exercise, but research has been mixed on how successful a walking program can be in changing biological markers such as cholesterol, weight, blood pressure," said Pamela Stewart Fahs, an assoc…Read More

  7. Most New Nurses Work Outside of Hospitals

    An increasing number of nurses are getting their first jobs outside of the hospital as the healthcare system moves from fee-for-service medicine to population health that focuses on outreach to keep patients well. In 2005, 76% of new nurses in the U.S. got jobs outside of hospitals, compared to abou…Read More

  8. Sitting Increases Aging!

    You might age faster if you sit too much, a new study warns. Researchers who studied nearly 1,500 older women found those who sat most of the day and got little exercise had cells that were biologically older by eight years than the women's actual age. "Our study found cells age faster with a sedent…Read More

  9. The Power of the Pause

    There is more discussion these days on “mindfulness” as a way to alleviate burnout. A key component of mindfulness is the idea that one can consciously pause and be in the present moment, no matter how pressing the demands at the time. The University of Virginia health center incorporated the id…Read More

  10. Older Adults Need to Keep Moving!

    Even a little physical activity goes a long way toward helping older adults with arthritis remain able to do daily tasks, a new study finds. Older adults with arthritis-related joint pain and stiffness need to keep moving to remain functionally independent, yet only 10% meet federal guidelines of at…Read More