We seem to value kindness highly in the caring professions, and yet we don’t teach it in undergraduate programs and it has not been widely researched. When we do research kindness, we usually examine the ripple effects of kindness that is directed outwards.
Technology is opening our world up like never before. While there are many great benefits, we also need to approach this new connectedness mindfully and keep some tools and strategies in our pockets to help us look after ourselves.
Kindness is important all year round, but we often devote special attention to it as we prepare to celebrate festive holidays. Often at this time of year, many people need connection to acts of kindness that bring joy and comfort.
As a student, my most anxiety-provoking clinical practicum was my theatre placement. Coming into my fourth semester, I still found nurses in general intimidating, but theatre nurses invoked a new kind of fear in me.
Win great prizes including cookware and food vouchers by submitting your delicious recipes! We are looking for easy to prepare, healthy meals or snacks that get you through even the toughest of shifts.
When does normal nutrition become an eating disorder? Nurses and midwives know the value of healthy nutrition, but even health professionals can become obsessive about body image and what they consume. This behaviour pattern can develop into an eating disorder.
Sarah Russell lives with bipolar disorder — a common, but often misunderstood, mental illness. In this podcast, Sarah discusses the importance of health promotion, early intervention and staying well with a stay-well plan.
Dietitian Dianne Wintle recently joined the Nurse and Midwife Support Podcast, where we discussed how nurses and midwives can change their relationship with food. We recommend you check out the podcast first, and then read this helpful article about the connection between willpower, joy and food.