Self-Care

Fragmented physical activity and mortality risk

A new study published in JAMA Network Open reveals new insights into mortality risk in older adult patients. Historically, reduced physical activity in older adults has been seen as one of the greatest risks for...

Humana and Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation:

Sharing a bold vision for nurses’ well-being Storytelling and providing support to one another have emerged as powerful motivators toward improved health and well-being for nurses at Humana Inc. Mutual support is embedded in the culture...

Whole-person care

Meeting the mental health needs of all is critical. THE WORLD IS HURTING in ways that are visible and, so often, invisible. According to 2017 federal data, an estimated 46.6 million U.S. adults (nearly 19%)...

Leadership challenge: The role of timing in work and life

How to create the conditions for career success when life throws you a curve ball Takeaways: Timing plays a more significant role in work and life than we sometimes acknowledge. Life sometimes throws us curveballs...

Your brain on optimism

Positive nursing role models know how to train their brain to be more optimistic. SPENDING TIME around positive nurses is contagious and heartwarming. The more you encounter them, the more you want of their time....

6 tips for calm in chaos

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today A recent article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution touched on something that I’ve thought about before: How do nurses maintain their calm during what has seemed to me...

Why is it harder to lose weight as we get older?

One of the universal struggles many patients face, especially as they age, is how to keep extra weight off and understanding why it’s easier to gain weight than lose it. Recent studies may shed...

Processing trauma: 5 suggestions

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today How can nurses and other healthcare professionals support their patients in the aftermath of a national tragedy? An individual might not be directly involved in a natural...

Nurses and PTSD: Combine professional care with self-care

Is it really any surprise that one in four nurses will experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) sometime during their careers? You work with patients when they’re at their most vulnerable and fragile, struggling to...
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Schwartz Rounds: Self-care at its finest

Compassionate care supports patients and caregivers. Takeaways: Compassionate care promotes hope in patients and supports caregivers. Schwartz Rounds® provide a structured forum for members of the interprofessional healthcare team (clinical and nonclinical) to share their...

Long-term night shift work increases the risks of common cancers in women

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) conducted a meta-analysis to identify whether long-term night shift work increased the risks of common cancers in women. See the results of the study here.
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Wellness 101: 9 dimensions of wellness

Your health and well-being isn’t just about nutrition and exercise. Takeaways: Take action to safeguard your health and wellness. Your health and well-being isn’t just about nutrition and exercise. Setting goals for your well-being can...

Reducing holiday stress

Limiting the stress that comes with the holidays requires a bit of planning. The Cleveland Clinic offers some suggestions built around the activities that can be the most anxiety-inducing: • Holiday shopping • Planning family gatherings •...