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SHC Spotlight: Nurses Dealing With Compassion Fatigue Have Options
Nurses face many challenges on the job and deal with stress caused by a number of factors. Burnout and compassion fatigue existed long before the pandemic but have been exacerbated by the events of the past few years.
By Supplemental Health Care May 10, 2022
Addressing Workplace Violence and Abuse Against Nurses
Workplace violence against nurses is an under-reported issue that has a devastating impact on the healthcare industry. Studies show that workplace violence in healthcare dramatically impacts the overall quality of care and care outcomes. Further, the American Nurses Association (ANA) states that nurse abuse contributes to adverse psychological conditions and a significant reduction in nurses’ job satisfaction and organizational commitment.
By Supplemental Health Care May 5, 2022
How to Prioritize Your Health with Operation Happy Nurse
Focusing on mental health and wellness has become more vital than ever with the toll the pandemic has taken on everyone working in healthcare – especially nurses. Supplemental Health Care is proud to partner with Operation Happy Nurse to support nurses' wellbeing this year.
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 14, 2022
How to Support Our Healthcare Workers Right Now
For close to two years now, time and again, we have read about or witnessed first-hand the bravery and dedication of our nation’s healthcare professionals. No one could have foreseen the incredible stress and strain the COVID-19 pandemic would place on the shoulders of those entrusted with providing healthcare to the masses.
By Linda McDonnell Nov 24, 2021
Fall Back into Self-Care
As we set our clocks back and approach the last few months of 2021, many people are experiencing burnout, and not just from the pandemic. Some work environments aren’t easy to decompress from at the end of the day or week: especially for healthcare professionals.
By Supplemental Health Care Nov 8, 2021
Top Considerations for a Safe Return to School
A third year of school is now being impacted by COVID-19, but school professionals have learned many lessons through the challenges. This new school year will continue to be affected by policy changes, mental health concerns, potential regression, and many other factors, so it's important to consider how to best keep students safe and healthy.
By Supplemental Health Care Aug 25, 2021
How to Deal with Burnout from COVID-19
2020 was a year unlike any other and the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone. We are all struggling to just keep moving forward and some days, that feels like too much. But as frontline workers, you know there is still work to be done. Despite the challenges, you get up every day to continue the fight against COVID-19.
By Supplemental Health Care Jan 14, 2021
Mental Health and Wellness Resources for Healthcare Workers
Our world is constantly changing during this global pandemic. Even the known facts about COVID-19 are updating daily. Statistics are regularly being shared in the news about cases, recovery and deaths. It is causing a lot of anxiety and stress for everyone but even more for the brave healthcare workers on the front lines.
By Supplemental Health Care Jun 11, 2020
Treat Yourself This Valentine’s Day
As a busy healthcare professional, most if not all of your energy is tied up in caring for others. Whether it is your patients at work or your family at home, your needs are usually the last priority most days. This year, use Valentine’s Day as a reminder to care for yourself. It doesn’t have to be on February 14th, as long as you take the time to treat yourself. Here are a few ways you can give yourself some “me time” as a reward for everything you do for others.
By Supplemental Health Care Feb 14, 2019
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