Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Safety in Your Practice
Mindfulness meditation is a popular topic in the media now. Research has already demonstrated the clinical benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction for patients with chronic pain or anxiety disorders. Although there’s been limited research about the benefits of mindfulness stress reduction for oncology nurses and their patients, some evidence suggests that engaging in mindfulness exercises could lead to a safer environment.
Embrace Your Uniqueness
Recognizing your unique contribution to oncology nursing is an important part of self-care. Identifying personal strengths, however, can be challenging because we see ourselves from the inside out. Self-depreciating thoughts about not measuring up to our own or others’ expectations are part of our subjective view (Wittman, Kolling, Faber, Scholl, Nelissen, & Rushworth, 2016).
Balance Perfectionism and Self-Compassion With a Meditation Exercise
Embracing the Hidden Benefits of Walking
The Amazing Power Of A Smile
ONS Member Recognized for Work in Self-Care, Symptom Management
Using the I'M SAFE Method to Create a Culture of Safety
Understanding How Portion Control Keeps You Healthy
I was recently at a lovely event with a buffet. The food was spectacular and there were many choices for eaters of all palates. What struck me was the large size of the plates provided. It felt like they were encouraging diners to take larger portions or to load up on many different foods. There’s no doubt that many adults and children have no idea what a reasonable portion looks like or even what constitutes a serving. In all honesty, the size of the plate matters more than you think.
In the New Year: Do-Over or Do Different?
At the start of a new year, people often make resolutions about what they’ll do differently during the next 365 days. Perhaps you, the oncology nurse, are in this place of pondering, self-examination, or you’re just reviewing the past year in general. Here’s some food for thought.