In the corporate world, do you ever feel like you have to “Watch your back?”

No one wants to hear those dreaded words, “We have to let you go” or maybe, “We are going to put you in the re-alignment pool.” Psycho-immunologist and stress expert Dr. Nick Hall states that resilient people know that life has ups and downs and can maintain the attitude, “I will get through this too.” I have seen the same optimistic attitude in patients who are able to beat cancer.   I remember when I was young in my leadership career, and I had a young nurse who was an LVN and had two small children. Her husband was not …
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The New Nursing: Moving beyond burnout and putting heart and satisfaction back in the profession

Nursing can be a stressful job.  We, as human beings, have two motivating forces. One is to survive, and the other is to make a difference or be fulfilled in some way. I realize some choose nursing merely for survival, looking for job security. However, most of us chose nursing because we care about others and want to make a difference. This is the group of people I am speaking to here. When we cannot make a difference with our patients because too many tasks get in the way, we begin to feel unfulfilled. When we have an overwhelming number …
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