Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring is a mindset that focuses on reconnecting healthcare staff with their purpose and expanding their capacity to care. It also addresses components of moral distress and burnout. Healthcare workers who have participated in this program report a renewed sense of joy in their work.
Participants in the Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring program are more likely to enhance their compassion, self-care, and interpersonal skills in their job. Nurses and healthcare workers who attend the 3-day workshop may even become change agents within their teams. The program creates a safe place for health care professionals to reflect on themselves, what they uniquely bring to their work, what they share in common with their team members, and how to most effectively serve patients and families.
Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring expands hearts and minds and can be licensed and delivered in-house by members of your staff. We provide education, coaching, and ongoing support for your internal facilitators in nursing and other healthcare fields.
On the second day of Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring, former patients and families share their insights about caring. These insights provide ideas that participants can incorporate into their daily practice or include in the organization\’s implementation of Relationship-Based Care. Day 3 includes content on transformational leadership that inspires all staff members about their ability to be leaders of change.
Organizations renew their Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring commitment year after year, saying that nothing else delivers such a positive impact on employee engagement, wellbeing, and retention.
In addition to promoting teamwork, Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring can improve the workplace’s health. Studies show that health care workers are often the second victims of patient harm. This harm is personally and professionally devastating for the workers involved.
There is a growing body of research linking teamwork and patient care outcomes. This work has focused on three domains: quality of care, safety of care, and patient experience. Quality of care refers to ensuring patients receive treatments that are consistent with current guidelines, while safety refers to the risk of preventable harm. Patient experience refers to patient satisfaction, as measured by clinical and self-reported outcomes.
Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring helps teams and expand their insight on what they have in common with their colleagues . Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring is also an effective way to improve employee engagement, wellbeing, and retention. It is easy to see why Re-Igniting the Spirit of Caring is so effective at transforming workplaces.
To stay healthy and be emotionally available to others, caregivers need to pay attention to their own energy levels and be self-aware and mindful as they interact with patients, families, and each other. It is important not only to practice self-care for your body, but for your mind and spirit as well. When we take the time to care for ourselves all our other relationships are healthy and more effective.
Healthy interpersonal relationships and purposeful collaboration among team members positively impacts work culture and the patient experience. All team members should model mutual respect, trust, open and honest communication, and consistent, visible support.
In Relationship-Based Care cultures, care and services are designed to prevent unnecessary suffering including delays, physical or emotional discomfort, and lack of information about what is happening. Patients are included as members of the health care team and feel seen, heard, and cared for.
Organizations across the country commit to keeping the Wellbeing of patients and families central to everything they do, but we know that no one can keep that commitment for long, unless they are also tending to the Wellbeing of the people taking care of patients and families. When providers experience burnout, they tend to suffer from
Nurse burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion that is caused by prolonged exposure to stressors in the workplace. It can lead to job dissatisfaction, decreased productivity, and increased absenteeism.
Nurses week is a nursing recognition event to celebrate nursing achievements and the contributions they make to society. Nurses Week 2023 is an annual event that takes place every year from May 6th to 12th.
by Marie Mathey I’ve been inspired recently by the words of the late senator and civil rights giant, John Lewis, and by philosopher-nurse, Mark Lazenby.