Author: Pam Spivey

18
Dec

10 Steps to Building Your Resilience

Resilience

Can you believe that another year is almost over?!? The older I get, the faster the years seem to fly by. It seems like just yesterday I was a young adult venturing out to my first day of being a real nurse. Thirty four years later (yikes!), I sit here at my desk writing to you and sharing ways to strengthen your professional practice. Each year in between has given me insight and experiences, both good…

04
Dec

Resilience: A High Reliability Organization Principle

Resilience

Leaders know that high reliability is necessary in healthcare, where the consequences of error are high, and margin of error is low. But how do we ensure that our entire team understands the importance of high reliability when they are faced with challenging, ever-changing environments and dissonance in the workplace? A manager working in the ICU is told during her annual review to reduce her number of central line catheter infections and increase her staff satisfaction….

09
Oct

4 Reasons Why Kindness is Good for Your Work Culture

be kind

I received a gift today… a gift of kindness. It wasn’t expected or asked for; wasn’t on my wish list or under a tree. It was a kind word, a gentle spirit, a voice sharing her thoughts and validating mine. What an awesome gift. As I sit to write this afternoon, I keep reflecting on this gift. You’ve all probably heard about ‘random acts of kindness’, ‘pay it forward’ and ‘pass it along’. These are just…

28
Aug

3 Resiliency Practices to Protect against Disruptive Behaviors in the Workplace

Each day nurses assess patients, develop and deliver a plan of care and evaluate patient’s progress of healing. Nurses also see patients and their families supporting one another, caring for each other and building on strengths to weather the storm. During this process, nurses witness remarkable resilience – that ability to cope with stress / adversity and bounce back even when things are difficult. Some experts have used the metaphor of a tree during a storm to…

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