Tag: Peer support

Mental health peer support more common among health systems

Editor's Note Healthcare systems are increasingly leveraging peer support programs to help reduce staff burnout and combat problems of loneliness and isolation. Examples cited in a January 4 report from Becker’s Hospital Review include: NYC Health + Hospitals has assigned each unit a “well-being buddy”–a volunteer who checks in on…

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By: Brita Belli
January 5, 2024
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Taking a hands-on approach: A day in the OR manager role

Kim Rosencrans, RN, BSN, has worked as a surgical nurse in a number of successively more senior roles over the past 20 plus years—and she has retained a hands-on approach, even as an OR manager in the Surgery Department at Trinity Health in North Dakota, one of the nation’s largest…

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By: Brita Belli
December 20, 2023
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Award winners stress collaboration, flexibility, asking for help

Emerging from the thick of the pandemic has been tough for OR managers and clinicians, between rampant healthcare industry burnout and other challenges. Yet the winners of this year’s OR Manager leadership awards, presented at the OR Manager Conference, are proving that the right combination of hard work, empathy, and…

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By: Marisa Torrieri
December 20, 2023
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Educational intervention to enhance nurses’ peer feedback

Editor's Note In this study from Nylen School of Nursing, Morningside University, Sioux City, Iowa, the use of a peer feedback educational tool significantly improved the level of comfort of nurses giving and receiving peer feedback. The tool helped nurses define professional peer review, review ethical and professional standards, and…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 15, 2023
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Mentorship, peer support earn 9 nurses promotions at Madigan AMC

Editor's Note On May 23, nine new first lieutenants and friends were promoted as registered nurses in the U.S. Army at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, as reported by Madigan Army Medical Center (AMC). “We were really close from the beginning and I think we just all wanted to do…

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By: Lindsay Botts
June 8, 2023
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Peer-support groups can help reduce HCW stress, burnout

Editor's Note This pilot study from the Indiana University School of Medicine finds that peer-support groups can be beneficial in reducing healthcare worker (HCW) stress and burnout. A total of 24 emergency department physicians participated in the study. The researchers evaluated the effects of 8 weeks of virtual, group-based peer…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 20, 2023
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