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…

Make a Wish! (by guest blogger Mollie Maggied)

  The James Nursing Model is Relationship Based Care. This care model includes care of patient,  care of family, care of community, and care of self. Generally we think of this as caring for the patient and family in the…

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Thoughts on "When Someone Threw Coffee on my Face" (by Ruth Frankenfield)

There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. –Martin Luther King, Jr. When Someone Threw Coffee on my Face–by…

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