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Few other professions afford the opportunity to impact lives on such a profound level, not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well. Yet the same qualities that make nursing so deeply rewarding can also make it a challenge, over time, to sustain your energy and passion. Inspired Nurse helps us maintain and recapture those elusive qualities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780974998671
  • Publisher: Fire Starter Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rich is a Studer Group expert coach assisting healthcare organizations in implementing the Evidence-Based LeadershipSM framework, a national speaker and the author of Inspired Nurse. He brings a strong knowledge base of healthcare operations coupled with the ability to articulate the passion partners expect from Studer Group. Rich has more than 16 years of clinical, legal, risk management, patient safety and nursing management experience. With clinical experience in a broad range of areas such as Pediatric Intensive Care, Trauma Intensive Care, Behavioral Health and Emergency Medicine, Rich understands the challenges, joys and value of purpose, worthwhile work and making a difference in healthcare. Rich believes that: "The passion healthcare workers have for their profession is rivaled only by the tremendous difference that they make in the lives of the people that they touch. It is through the minds and hands of these special human beings that suffering is alleviated, comfort is brought and human excellence is exemplified."
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Table of Contents

Foreword I

Introduction III

Ten Minutes of Purpose 1

Honor Your Mentor 9

Thank a Family Member or Friend for His or Her Support 15

Support New Nurses 23

Notice the Miraculous 29

Give Gratitude to Nursing Aides/Assistants 41

Make Your Workplace More Peaceful 45

Write a Thank-you Note 49

Ask a Patient or Coworker for His or Her "One Thing" 55

Be Welcoming of Spirit 59

Increase and Improve Patient Safety 65

Seek the Good in Others 75

Look for Reasons to Be Inspired 79

Share Your Stories 85

Appreciate Humor 91

Share the Inspiration-Inspire It Forward 101

Perform an Anonymous Act of Kindness 105

Give of Your Time and Knowledge 111

Make a Why-I'm-Grateful-for-Being-a-Nurse List 115

Watch Your Mouth! (Use New Words.) 123

Create Affirmations and Use Them to Change Your Life 131

Make an Inspiration Plan 139

Write a Letter from You to You 147

Acknowledgments 153

Inspired to Give 155

About the Author 157

Additional Resources 159

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