A Nurse's Nourishment


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Imagine if you could inspire the minds of kind hearted care takers & compel them to nurture their compassionate nature.

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    1. 1. Feng Shui Music for Balance and Flowhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex3MoCRVQfA&feature=relate
    2. 2. *“The greatest of faults is to beconscious of none”Thomas Carlyle
    3. 3. Before you are atthe breaking point you need to start yourself.
    4. 4. Compassion Fatigue Secondary to traumatic stress disorderobserved in caregivers who absorb the traumaticstress of those they help or as a by product ofemotional empathic connections with patients. It occurs over time as a result of intense andprolonged empathic care to people who suffer orexperience trauma. (Bush, 2009)
    5. 5. Practice new habits
    6. 6. The journey toward my BSN taught me skills that moved meto a happy place.
    7. 7. Learning to recognize and manage symptoms isthe first step toward healing. Compassion Fatigue Self-Test http://www.proqol.org/ProQol_Test.html
    8. 8. Compassion FatiguePHYSICAL SYMPTOMS:• Headaches• Digestive: diarrhea, constipation, indigestion• Muscle tension• Sleep disturbances: insomnia, too much sleep• Fatigue• Cardiac symptoms: chest pain/pressure, palpitations (Boyle, 2011)
    9. 9. Compassion FatigueEMOTIONAL SYMPTOMS:• Frequent use of sick days• Lack of joyfulness• Mood swings, restlessness, irritability, oversensitivity• Anxiety, depression, anger and resentment• Excessive use of: nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, drugs• Loss of objectivity, focus, and judgment• Poor concentration, memory issues (Boyle, 2011)
    10. 10. Compassion FatigueWORK RELATED SYMPTOMS:• Avoidance or dread of working with certain patients or peers• Reduced ability to feel empathy towards patients or families• Frequent use of sick days• Lack of joyfulness (Boyle, 2011)
    11. 11. Simple tools fortransformation Personal growth
    12. 12. The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk on water without getting wet. This sort of denial is no small matter (Boyle, 2011).Three categories of interventions used to decrease the intensity of compassion fatigue• Work/life balance• Education• Work-setting programs
    13. 13. Work/Life BalanceCULTIVATE
    14. 14. Work/Life Balance A focus of attention that creates a biological process that promotes health (Seigel, 2010)
    15. 15. Work/Life Balance Practice mindfulness • Name and Tame (Seigel, 2010) – acknowledge your emotions and move on • Practice yoga • Practice the skill of being in the moment by focusing on your breath, if your mind wanders bring it back to your slow breaths, take notice of all of your senses, be aware from head to toe [ try to work up to 15 minutes a day ]
    16. 16. Work/Life Balance• Self-Awareness - if we dont know ourselves, how can we understand others?• Self-Regulation - checking our emotions and managing them.• Self-Motivation - directing emotion towards a purpose.• Empathy - understanding and seeing from another persons perspective.• Effective Relationships - interacting and managing relationships.(Eason,2009)
    17. 17. Robert Emmons (2000) defines spiritual intelligence as "the adaptiveuse of spiritual information to facilitate everyday problem solving and goal attainment." Work/Life Balance
    18. 18. Work/Life Balance Nourish your spirit• Start a journal http://janetconner.wordpress.com/the- book/• Take time for peaceful moments BREATH• Relish small accomplishments• Practice living in the present• Sing or hum – shift negative energy to positive energy• Meditate with positive words and phrases
    19. 19. Work/Life BalanceWork/life balance enables nurses to developpositive self-care strategies and healthy rituals.It involves establishing a self-care plan that isRELENTLESSELY carried out in an attempt toenhance a calm state (Boyle, 2011).
    20. 20. Education Basic skills that can be learned are:• Identify personal coping strategies• Develop caring communication styles• Establish boundaries in relationships with patients and family• Understand family systems theory and identify family norms• Re-frame ‘difficult’ interactions with individual patients and families• Resolve interpersonal relationship problems in the work setting• Cope with ethical conflict and dilemmas• Utilize self-care strategies such as meditation and mindfulness (Boyle, 2011)
    21. 21. Work Setting Interventions• On-site counseling that is visible and accessible• Support groups for staff• De-briefing sessions that focus on identifying helpful and non-helpful approaches to events in clinical practice can help develop new skill competencies• Massage sessions also provide both mental and physical breaks Bereavement interventions, for example funeral attendance or memorial service participation• Attention to spiritual needs is paramount as so much of the tragedy, sadness, and sense of futility that nurses may experience is associated with life and death issues (Boyle, 2011)
    22. 22. Nurses are often expected to be• always on duty• always operating• processing information• using our skills
    23. 23. Unless our work and personal lives arecarefully balanced the physical and mental consequences of an life can be exhausting.
    24. 24. • Born through good intentions• Prevention by way of mindful practice of self-preservation• Healing by way of learning new habits and reactions
    25. 25.  The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) @ http://www.ahna.org Barsade S.G. (2002). The Ripple Effect: Emotional Contagion and its Influence on Group Behavior Administrative Science Quarterly December 2002 47: 644-675, doi:10.2307/3094912 Retrieved from ESBCO Hosthttp://asq.sagepub.com.library.esc.edu/content /47/4/644.abstract?ijkey=161ff7bdb2c717d3f5d5a127 b803b9638c3d5f0c&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha Beattie, M. (1992). Codependent no more, how to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself. Center City, MN: Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services.
    26. 26.  Bradberry, T. (2003). The emotional intelligence quick book. New York, NY: Fireside. Bush, N.J. (2009). Compassion fatigue: Are you at risk? Oncology Nursing Forum, 36, 24-28. Eason, T. (2009). Emotional intelligence and nursing leadership: a successful combination. Creative Nursing, 15(4), 184-185. Emmons, R.A. (2000). Is spirituality an intelligence? Motivation, cognition, and the psychology of ultimate concern. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 10, 3-26.
    27. 27.  Gentry, J.E., Baranowsky, A.B., & Dunning, K. (2002). The accelerated recovery program (ARP). In: C.R. Figley (Ed.), Treating Compassion Fatigue, New York: Brunner- Routledge, pp. 123-138 Goulston, M. (2010). Just listen. New York: AMACON. Ingerman, S. (2007). How to heal toxic thoughts. New York: Sterling. Lombardo, B., Eyre, C., (Jan 31, 2011) "Compassion Fatigue: A Nurse’s Primer" OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing Vol. 16, No. 1, Manuscript 3.
    28. 28.  proqol.org. (2010, November 30). Professional quality of life elements theory and measurement. Retrieved from http://www.proqol.org/Home_Page.php Ward-Griffin, C., St-Amant, O., & Brown, B. (2011). Compassion fatigue within double duty caregiving: Nurse-daughters caring for elderly parents . OJIN , 16(Jan 2011), Retrieved from http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplac e/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-16-2011/No1-Jan- 2011/Compassion-Fatigue-and-Double-Duty-Caregiving.html Siegel, D. J. (2010). Mindsight, the new science of personal transformation. New York: Bantam.
    29. 29. Recommended by an amazing mentor Belleruth Naparsteks Guided Imagery Center Thank you Health Journeys. Michelle and Cathy www.healthjourneys.com your kindness and willingness to share knowledge is inspiring SN
    30. 30. Thank you for joining me today PLEASE RELAX, TAKE CARE & ENJOY A Nurses Prayer FOR FURTHER RELAXATIONhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COKPLZ1FmWg