Saturday, February 26, 2011

Work Stress and Burnout Among Nurses

The AHRQ has a book called "Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses." In Chapter 26, we find a chapter titled, "Work Stress and Burnout Among Nurses: Role of the Work Environment and Working Conditions."

There's a section that says:

Nevertheless, work stress and burnout remain significant concerns in nursing, affecting both individuals and organizations. For the individual nurse, regardless of whether stress is perceived positively or negatively, the neuroendocrine response yields physiologic reactions that may ultimately contribute to illness.

We often don't think about the impact of stress in our lives. However, if it's going to contribute to illness and possibly even disability, shouldn't we be doing more to control and manage work stress?

You can read chapter 26 here (PDF).

Friday, February 18, 2011

Non-Clinical Nursing Jobs

Some disabled nurses may find it easier to work a non-clinical nursing job. You can view those jobs here.

The jobs are more focused around administration, quality improvement, patient safety, chart reviews, clinical support, etc.

Take a look here to view those non-clinical nursing jobs.

Monday, February 7, 2011

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities

The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) works to promote equity for people with disabilities and chronic health conditions in nursing through education and advocacy by:



* promoting best practices in education and employment;
* providing resources to individuals, nursing and disability organizations, and educational and healthcare institutions;
* influencing the provision of culturally responsive nursing practice; and
* creating systemic improvements.

NOND was founded in Chicago, Illinois on April 10, 2003 during the Rush University College of Nursing Symposium on Students with Disabilities: Nursing Education and Practice. The Resource Directory was initially created as a request from Rush Symposium participants at the end of the conference in 2003.

Learn more about NOND here: http://www.nond.org/