Apr 21, 2023

Resources to develop mechanisms for nurses’ health, well- being, resiliency, and self-care

Recommendation 1.4 of the 2021 Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report calls for nursing organizations to develop mechanisms for leveraging the expertise of relevant nursing organizations in care coordination and care management. Care coordination and care management principles, approaches, and evidence should be used to create new cross-sector models for meeting social needs and addressing SDOH.

A group of graduate nursing students from from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center found resources and created the repository below that can help achieve this sub-recommendation.

American Nurses Association: Nursing Suicide Prevention/Resilience

Resource: This resource was created by the American Nurses Association Helathy Nurse, Healthy Nation Strength Through Resiliency Committee and has resources for suicide prevention, and ways to promote ones well-being.

Citation: American Nurses Association. (2022). Nurse Suicide Prevention/Resilience. https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/nurse-suicide-prevention/ 

Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation

Resource: This resource has a plethora of information, assessments, support, advice, and surveys to aid in improving ones overall well-being. 

Citation: American Nurses Association. (2022). Healthy Nurse, Helathy Nation. https://www.healthynursehealthynation.org

Dr. Soods Year of Healing

Resource: This website is an evidence-based resource of online courses, a certification pathway, and a blog that can help improve overall well-being. Most videos/voice overs are less than 2 minutes in duration. The resource list includes topics for adults, children, resilience bytes, and a Year of Healing (free). Certification is a 2-part process w/fee of $1500 per section and an online Master course for $99.

Citation: Resilient Option. (2022). 2022 your year of healing. https://www.resilientoption.com/year-of-healing

7 Habits of Highly Resilient Nurses

Resource: This article recommends seven mindfulness techniques that if embedded into nursing practice and converted to  habits  are essential to building resilience. 

Citation: Sieg, D. (2020). 7 habits of highly resilent nurses. Sigma Global Nursing Excellence. https://nursingcentered.sigmanursing.org/features/top-stories/Vol41_1_7-habits-of-highly-resilient-nurses

Nurses Together

Resource: This resource is a free resources for nurses to connect with other nurses for support.You have the opportunity to either join a conversation, facilitate a conversation, or both. The choice is yours. 

Citation: Nurses together. (2023). Nurses together, connecting through conversations. https://www.signupgenius.com/org/nursestogether#/

Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-being (National Academy of Medicine)

Resource: The NAM discusses the importance of the well-being of the clinician and what is being done to address the importance of regarding clinician burn out and well-being. [Available as a free download when you create an account]

Citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2019). Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A systems approach to professional well-being. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25521

7 ways to improve well -being among nurses

Resource: Brief read gives you 7 ways to improve your well-being with amazing resources for each recommendation. 

Citation: Well-being Index. 2021. 7 ways to improve well-being among nurses. https://www.mywellbeingindex.org/blog/7-ways-to-improve-well-being-among-nurses  

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a path to achieve health equity

Resource: One of the goals in the The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 is supporting the health and professional well-being of nurses. This goal will help the emotional, physical, and physoclogical well-being of nurses. 

Citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a path to achieve health equity. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25982.

American Nurses Association (ANA) Burnout Prevention program (free to ANA members, 25 free CNE)

Resource: ANA partnered with SE Healthcare (performance analytics & Solutions) to give free access to dozens of video-based training modules on their Burnout Prevention Program.

Citation: American Nurses Association. (n.d.). SE Healthcare Burnout Prevention Program. https://www.nursingworld.org/burnout-prevention