Helping Nurses Cope with Stressful Workplace Events Through the Use of Storytelling
Danna L. Curcio, PhD, RNC, FNP
The purpose of this presentation is to provide insight and knowledge about an important, efficient, and cost effective intervention to decrease workplace stress. There are several interventions that have been utilized, and storytelling, the most cost effective option, was used for a pilot study involving nine pediatric nurses.
Nurses Experiences with Behaviors That Compromise a Healthy Work Environment within the Hospital Setting
Connie K. Schultz, PhD, MN, MA, RN
Collaborative relationships with colleagues, visible and accessible leadership and adequate resources were key characteristics of a healthy work environment by bedside nurses. Conversely, inconsistency in the presence of these characteristics encountered by nurses on a daily basis influenced the presence of disruptive behaviors.
The Impact of Stress on the Quality of Life of Greek and Filipino Nursing Students
Denise M. McEnroe-Petitte, PhD, RN
Support Through Mindful Interventions
Mindfulness Training: Building a Supportive Environment
Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN; Jessica Tully, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, CNML; and Teresa Mills, RN BS, RN
Mindfulness training has been employed effectively to reduce non-productive, stress-related symptoms. This session will provide an overview of the development of a mindfulness program. Participants will discuss strategies that worked along with barriers and challenges encountered which allowed for the evolution of the program.
Creating a Healthy Work Environment Through Mindful Interventions
Elizabeth Ann Vaclavik, DNP, RN, OCN
This activity utilized qualitative and quantitative data to identify poor job satisfaction and a high level of moral distress among nurses related to healthcare providers giving patients a sense of false hope. The activity focused on minimizing perception of moral distress measured again by survey following several mindful interventions.
Supporting Healthy Work Environments
Creating Healthy Work Environment Standards for Academia
Rebecca Bouterie Harmon, PhD, RN; Regina M. DeGennaro, DNP, RN, CNS, AOCN, CNL; and Meg F. Norling, BSN, RN
Academic institutions provide the foundation for clinical practice and must role model HWE standards. This paper describes a framework for academic settings that mirrors the six clinical HWE standards codified by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and calls for the addition of a seventh standard – self-care.
Developing a Supportive Environment for Our Healthcare Workers
Kim Tharp-Barrie, DNP, RN, SANE; and Tracy Williams, DNP, RN
We have created a nursing institute which supports the professional growth and practice of nursing. The design incorporates best practice key elements of communication, education, and social and emotional support for the healthcare workers we serve.
Research Abstracts, Proposals, and Grant Writing: Basics From Start to Finish
Lois S. Marshall, PhD, RN
This presentation will provide the novice researcher the basics to write a research abstract, proposal, and/or grant for submission. This session will enable participants to gain a basic understanding of the steps of the abstract/proposal/grant writing process in order to enable them to put forth a submission in the future.
Prevalence of Workplace Violence Towards Nurses at Healthcare Settings in Pakistan
Rozina Somani, MScN, BScN; Rozina Karmaliani, PhD, MPH, MScN, RN, RM; and Judith McFarlane, DrPH, RN