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How to Cope with Stress on the Job

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Hospitals are stressful for both Patients and Nurses…but it doesn’t always have to be.  Oftentimes we create the stressful situation ourselves.  Patients are left in the dark about their situation, nurses are not fully informed and everyone is frustrated.  Patients need to trust us before they will fully comply with our clinical directives.  One way to develop trust is through purposeful communication. See Kiki’s comments in the following article: http://nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Career-Center/Resources/How-to-Cope-with-Stress-on-the-Job.html 

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Improving Your Leadership Skills is a lot Like Improving Your HCAHPS Scores!

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Improving your leadership skills, based on your strengths, is a lot easier than starting with your weaknesses according to ASTD, now rebranded as ATD.   The goal for any leader is to start from what you are “good” at and then go for excellence!! Of course you cannot ignore any leadership competencies that you are truly awful at…but once you have improved them to at least average…start to focus on your strengths. It is much easier to go from an 8 to a 10 or from usually to always than from […]

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