Nurse Cannibals - Eating their young

Tracy - For the first three months of my nursing career, a strange thing happened. I was invisible to another nurse on my ward. It was like I had my own Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak. She didn’t make eye contact with me, couldn’t hear me speak and side swiped me while walking in the hall. On night shift, when we were alone, she would not even answer my questions about caring for patients (but don’t worry, I’m persistent- I found a way to get answers from another ward).

 

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Self-care in the age of COVID-19 - Part 2

Self-Care in the age of covid-19

Last month we briefly reviewed the role of the sympathetic nervous system. We will be very aware of sudden acute threats and manage them effectively. However, we also face low level, chronic threats which trigger chronic low level sympathetic nervous system activation. It is this second situation that can be insidious, and we are often unaware of its presence.

 

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Being a Nurse has taught me ...

Nurse with patient NPAQ

Nursing is not an easy gig and recently we asked our Facebook fans what being a nurse has taught you? Below are some of the responses we received.

If you are thinking about a nursing career, currently studying or struggling with your current role we hope that these might give you some insight and some even a chuckle.

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Caring for yourself much?

Generative Change Blog

 

Let me ask you this – how can we give to others from our cup when our cup is empty?  That’s right – we cannot.

So how do we fill up our cups and what does ‘self care’ mean?

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AQNML Awards

AQNML

The AQNML (Association of Queensland Nursing & Midwifery Leaders) Awards purpose is to recognise the Outstanding Contribution of Nursing and Midwifery Leaders in Queensland.  The Awards are presented at the AQNML Annual Conference.  Winners of the Awards are entered into the AQNML Awards Hall of Fame.

Nominations are now open for the AQNML Awards, proudly supported by Platinum Awards Sponsor HESTA.  

AQNML Awards

  • The Colleen Rasmussen Emerging Nursing / Midwifery Leader Award
  • AQNML Outstanding Achievement in Nursing / Midwifery Award 
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