Nurses WeekTwenty Plus Reasons To Be Proud!
Happy Nurses Week! This year the Nurses Week theme is Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring. If you were lucky enough to attend the Nursing and Allied Health Clinical Awards you would have seen living examples of this year's theme. Twenty employees were honored in the best way possible. They were not honored for any one event or accomplishment. Rather, they were honored for displaying leadership through their example of commitment and everyday actions of advocating, leading and caring.
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What Makes a Positive, Healthy Work Environment?
You do, of course!
Okay, so perhaps I exaggerate a bit. I am not, nor do I wish to sound like a Pollyanna. You and you alone do not make a work environment positive and healthy. But it is within your power to make whatever environment that you occupy healthier, more positive and more fullfilling to you and others that occupy your shared space.
The lin between healthy work environments and patient safety, nurse retention, recruitment, and thus the bottom line, is irrefutable. The standards of establishing and s... [More]
Hunger. It is a feeling we are all familiar with. For the majority of us it is a fleeting sensation that is quashed by a trip to the cupboard, refrigerator or store. But what if you could not make that trip? What if your cupboard and refrigerator is empty and a trip to the store is not an option? Sadly 1 in 6 people in the United States hunger is a daily struggle. That translates to 49 million Americans who are forced to go without food for several meals or even days because they cannot make ends meet.
Fact: Only 10% o... [More]