Are you Trustworthy?

  Guest Post By Naomi D. Jones I was watching Judge Mathis today where an ex girlfriend put her child’s fathers personal business on the internet. She wrote on Facebook that he was in arrears on his child support. Though it was true, the judge ruled that though it was not defamation of character, it was an invasion of privacy. She told people information that they didn’t need to know. This made me think of a situation that I have run across several times in my career as a nurse. Have you run into the person who may be your […]

5 Tips On Managing Your Time in a Constantly Changing Work Environment.

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The environments in which caregivers work are constantly shifting as patients’ conditions can change for the worse at any time. Given these fluctuations, the concept of time management sometimes becomes elusive in the health field. The truth is that if you want to enjoy your work day, you need to manage your time. You cannot just plow through task after task without any plan even though sometimes it may feel like that’s all you can do. In this article I want us to consider five tips on how you can manage your time.   Plan and Prioritize Carry a notebook […]

5 Reasons Why Caregivers and Nurses Are Afraid To Lead.

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“Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.”   Donald Rumsfeld A number of caregivers and nurses are afraid to lead. The thought of being in charge of the shift or managing a department is terrifying. You come up with different reasons and excuses as to why you would rather not be the chief. In this article I want us to look at some of the reasons you give for being afraid to lead. 1.     Decision Making Many of you are afraid of making decisions on behalf of others. You tend to have thoughts like, “what if […]

5 Tips On Creating A Happy Work Environment.

Some of the companies that nurses and caregivers find themselves working for may not necessarily have the happiest work environment. I remember one employer I worked for that did not allow us to have small talk among ourselves. We were only allowed to talk to the patients. The atmosphere was so cold and stiff and we were miserable. For you, it may be working in a negative environment where no one is friendly or where your coworkers gossip a lot about one another. Or it may be working with minimal supplies or being understaffed which makes you always overworked and […]

How Health Care Workers Can Uplift A Coworkers Day.

There are some days that simply do not go well. You can go to work feeling all motivated and in a good mood but things just go wrong. A patient may fall out of bed or have a medication reaction. A patient’s family may complain about you. A doctor may yell at you for someone else’s error, or a colleague may say something nasty to you and hurt your feelings. On days like these you start to question why you showed up to work. A lot of self-doubt begins to creep in. We all have days like these. When you […]