Handling Stress as a Nurse

26Jan 2022 by

Discussion Question:
As nurses, we need to find effective ways to handle our stress. 

*Explain how stress has affected you personally. (I do things to boost morale within my unit. I create little thoughtful gifts to uplift people. This helps me with my stress level). 

*How do you manage stress in your life? (I try to prioritize what is important and get those things done first, then I work my way down the list. If I can’t get to everything, I make sure I have gotten the most important tasks done. I also make sure that I have incorporated some alone time, listen to music or do something enjoyable to make sure I don’t get overwhelmed).

*Are there other activities you could incorporate into daily routine to reduce stress? (I love to swim or be outdoors with the warm sunshine. In the winter, I do a lot of visualizing about summer activities. We always incorporate a winter vacation to a warm location to break up the winter).

Your initial posting should be at least 400 words in length and utilize at least one scholarly source other than the textbook.  Title and reference page do not count toward word count. 

Bickley, L. (2017). Bates’ guide to physical examination and history-taking (12th ed.). Wolters Kluwer. ISBN: 978-1469893419.