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Donning Our Gloves (by guest blogger Amber Williams )

A few years ago, I was writing a paper for a graduate class, I was asked to look at a health care issue that had changed over time.  I asked a colleague what change she had noticed in her nursingcareer. …

What the World Needs Now (by Kathrynn Thompson)

“What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love” I think an important question we all need to ask ourselves is how does one meet hate with love, incivility with civility, unkindness with kindness?  How do we as individuals and…

Recovery Time (by guest blogger Amber Williams )

I’ve started reading a book called Nurse Burnout by Suzanne Waddill-Goad.  Just reading the introduction made me pause and think about a phrase we may hear quite a bit, but not really in reference to ourselves as nurses: recovery time. …

"Allowing Pain In"  by Mark Nepo
Forgiveness: A Bridge to Civility (by Kathrynn Thompson)

I was going through some old papers recently and found an article written by an old friend of mine, Jacquelyn Madison APRN, a retired Mental Health CNS from the James. She wrote an article on Improving Health with Forgiveness for…

Navigating the Turbulent Waters of Conflict (by  Ruth Frankenfield )

    I spend quite a bit of time at work reading, writing, talking about and facilitating assertive communication. The DESC model, which we mental health CNSs are teaching and coaching throughout the James, is a simple one. Describe in…

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