Don’t Feel Guilty About Making That Comfort Care Decision.

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  Making the decision to change the code status of your loved one from full code to comfort care can be really hard. This is because there is always that lingering feeling of, ‘what if they turn around for the better?’ There is always that hope you have, that things may change. When your loved one is a full code, this means that the doctors will take whatever measures they can to keep them alive.   You may have several discussions with the doctors, but when the doctors and nurses feel that they have done all that they can to […]

6 Things To Avoid At The Office Holiday Party.

When the year comes to a close, companies usually feel that it is the best time to give the office party and show their employees that they have not forgotten about them. One such company that I worked for some years ago went out of its way to plan for the year-end party. They rented an expensive restaurant and paid for an elaborate dinner. Only nine employees out of eighty-seven showed up. The director was so upset and gave us the talk about how much money the company had spent. After that, we expected him never to hold another party. […]

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Travel Nurse?

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  A love for travel is one thing you must have to make it as a travel nurse. It seems obvious, but if you do not like flying, than travel nursing is not for you. Travel nursing comes with different types of assignments. Some are short, probably less than a week, while others last as long as three to four months. When I worked as a travel nurse, we did short assignments of four days each week as well as one day travel assignments. The four-day assignments were in East Africa where we carried out short surgeries for patients in […]

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 […]

When Working Part-Time Is The Best Option.

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  Having a full-time job may give you a feeling of being financially secure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best thing for you. Often people do not work part-time because they are afraid of the unknown. They feel they will not know how to live on less pay, and so continue struggling with full-time work, hence expose themselves to a great deal of stress which is really unnecessary.   Reasons for Working Part Time 1. If you are thinking of starting a business, it is always advisable to start out small. You might choose to launch your business while you […]

Handling the “Write-Up” You Do Not Deserve.

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“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~Winston Churchill Some coworkers are very complex and love to write people up. I call them “write-up happy.” They will write you up for the smallest mistake so that you almost feel like you can’t even sneeze in their presence. They will write you up for taking five extra minutes on your fifteen minute break or for letting the telephone ring four times before you answer it. This causes a lot of stress in the work environment, and once others know you are in trouble, they may start to whisper about you. If […]