Tag: Well being

Looking more closely at nurse burnout, impact on quality care

Editor's Note A recent story on PBS NewsHour has recently looked at nurses’ vulnerability to burnout, and how it is impacting quality care. The story is part of the PBS series titled, “Critical Care: The Future of Nursing,” released on November 28. According to the story: A federal study last…

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By: Brita Belli
December 5, 2023
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Nurse resiliency, health before and during COVID-19

Editor's Note This study by led nurse researchers at the Deaconess Health System, Evansville, Indiana, compares the degree of resilience and physical and mental health in nurses before and during COVID-19. A higher proportion of nurses surveyed during COVID-19 reported working more than 8 hours of overtime per week, had…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 20, 2023
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Can playing Dungeons and Dragons improve mental well-being?

Editor's Note Researchers at the University of South Australia are studying the use of tabletop role-playing games, such as Dungeons and Dragons, to boost confidence and self-esteem in players to improve their mental well-being. The research is part of a collaboration between the University of South Australia and social gaming…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 14, 2023
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Physician, nurse well-being and preferred interventions to address burnout

Editor's Note This study by nurse researcher Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, finds that deliberate actions by management are needed to improve nurse staffing, clinician control over workloads, and work environments. A total of 5,312 physicians and 15,738 nurses at 60 nationally…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 10, 2023
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Healthcare use after interventions to improve well-being

Editor's Note This Australian study finds an association between psychosocial interventions to improve well-being and reduced healthcare use. A total of 41 studies and 7,842 participants were included in the systematic review and meta-analysis. Among the findings: An improvement in healthcare use was associated with social support interventions, but not…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 29, 2023
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New survey shows disconnect between C-suite, employee perceptions of well-being

Editor's Note A new survey released June 21 by Deloitte and Workplace Intelligence finds that up to 60% of employees are considering switching to new jobs because stress at work is hurting their mental (58%), physical (63%), social (45%), or financial (35%) well-being. The survey also finds that three in…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 26, 2023
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New Gallup poll finds record high worker stress

Editor's Note A Gallup poll—State of the Global Workplace 2023—released June 13, finds that worker stress is at a record high worldwide. Key findings include: 59% are “quiet quitting” (ie, not engaged) 18% are” loud quitting” (ie, actively disengaged but still working) 44% experience “a lot” of stress at work…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 15, 2023
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Gender disparity in mental health risks for frontline HCWs during COVID-19 pandemic

Editor's Note This study led by Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, finds that female frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) were more than twice as likely as men to screen positive for chronic stress-related psychological symptoms (18.7% vs 8.8%) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Symptoms included major depressive, generalized anxiety, or…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 5, 2023
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Prioritizing mental health well-being in healthcare

May was a month of renewal and fresh beginnings that was also dedicated to Mental Health Awareness. This past month provided a timely reminder to first assess our own well-being as leaders so often focused on the contributions and performance of others. Last month was also an opportunity to pulse…

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By: Dr Josh Wymer, DNP, MSPM, MA, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, CHCIO, CDH-E, FACHE, FAAN
May 23, 2023
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Coach, don't boss: 5 keys to effective well-being in the OR

There is an abundance of wellness programs in American workplaces. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 46% of 2,843 employer worksites offered some type of wellness program or health promotion. Hospitals are high users: 83% of the hospital respondents said they provided a workplace wellness…

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By: Jennifer Lubell
May 23, 2023
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