More than 75 years ago and long before health reform, endocrinologist Hans Selye defined stress as "the nonspecific response of the body to any demand for change." Today, with a rapidly evolving health care environment, nurses are facing additional stress, but there are ways to mitigate the effects. READ FULL STORY
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BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Hearing Arguments on Health Reform Law This Week - Stay Updated with NurseZone Today, the Supreme Court began hearing opening arguments regarding the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. What is happening, and how might it affect your work as a nurse? Stay tuned to NurseZone for daily updates to keep you informed.
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Let's face it--caring for patients can prove stressful and emotionally draining, but the Center for Nursing Renewal at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in Philadelphia provides nurses with an opportunity to unwind and return to their units more refreshed and energized. READ FULL STORY
"Nurses need to understand that the job they are doing is very important and not everyone has the qualities it takes to do that job--but taking care of yourself is part of the job," said Casio Jones, BS, ACSM-HFI, wellness director for Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. READ FULL STORY
Nurses' number-one priority is the safety of their patients, but in an environment where there are any number of potential workplace dangers--from infections to falls to accidental needle sticks--their own safety also has to be high on the priority list. READ FULL STORY
Ah, it's that time of year again. Spring is in the air, but that also means it's tax time. NurseZone asked several tax professionals to share some inside advice on deductions, filing and more to help nurses attend to their financial health. READ FULL STORY
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