1. 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

  2. Common Caretaker Stressors & Our Solution

    The healthcare field is far from free of its fair share of stressors. So, it’s no stretch of the mind that nurses, doctors, and other caretakers are burning out. Statistics embody this truth: About one out of every five nurses quit their job in their first year of practice, and about one out of ev…Read More

  3. 29% of HealthCare Professionals Plan to Change Jobs Next Year

    Healthcare salaries are on the rise, but providers are falling short in motivating employees to stay at their jobs; 29 percent of healthcare professionals expect to change employers in the next year.  The Health eCareers' annual Healthcare Salary Guide surveyed 19,754 healthcare professionals in Ja…Read More

  4. Healthy Caregivers = Better Care

    The well-being of patients' informal caregivers is associated with perceived quality of care among patients with cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Perceived quality of care is becoming an increasingly important metric of patient satisfaction and reimbursemen…Read More

  5. It Costs More to Replace Than to Retain

    You’ve heard it over and over: It’s more expensive to replace an employee than to retain one. A 2015 study, “The impact of human resource practices on employee retention in the telecom sector,” published in the International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, reports that costs assoc…Read More

  6. Increased Employee Well-Being Increases Engagement

    Employee well-being and engagement are different, but related. Engagement is the strength of the emotional connection employees have with their work, team, company, and higher purpose. Well-being is defined as a state of optimal health, happiness, and purpose. Research shows that when employees feel…Read More

  7. 70% of Workforce Lacks Work-Life Balance

    70 percent of the American workforce struggles to find a work-life balance, which could have negative health impacts over the long run. Employers are increasingly concerned with employee health, as studies continue to show the direct cost it can have. For example, Duke University researchers found t…Read More

  8. Happy, Healthy Workers Reduce Turnover

    Research shows that happy, healthy workers experience less turnover and are more productive - the same is true of worker retention in the nursing field. Rising healthcare costs provide additional incentives for workplace health programs designed to improve employees’ physical health. Now researche…Read More

  9. On Being Grateful!

    In the field of nursing, it can be difficult to stay positive. That’s one reason why 40 percent of hospital nurses feel burnt out. That’s one reason why nurse recruiting and retention is slipping. Fortunately, we can take simple steps to improve our morale, and enjoy our day-to-day. To mention o…Read More

  10. Welcome to Our Blog!

    Welcome to the SelfCare for HealthCare blog! Here we’ll be posting articles and information surrounding the realms of healthcare and nursing. We’ll cover tips to stay positive, statistics encompassing the healthcare profession, news about the modern nursing world, and much more. So stay posted t…Read More