Retain Nurses by Teaching SelfCare

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, December 15th, 2015

If you ask a nurse to explain how she/he dresses a wound, starts an IV, comforts a patient, or consoles a family, the stories are endless. It’s what they do day after day.

retain nurses But when I ask them how they take care of themselves in order to meet the demands of their work, they are too often stumped. Are they getting enough sleep? Eating right? Exercising? Mediating or praying?

Unfortunately, a majority of nurses do not properly care for themselves, yet today they face unprecedented demands on their bodies, minds and spirits. Many work 12 hours or more a day – juggling innumerable responsibilities in a single shift. Good health is mandatory for a nurse to manage complex patient care in today’s challenging and stressful work environments.

Over 3 million nurses are working tirelessly throughout the various healthcare arenas. It’s time to care for them as well as they care for their patients. Indeed, caring for them is the BEST way to care for patients.

To learn how to recruit nurses by empowering them through SelfCare, visit SelfCare for HealthCare.

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