Remember that Beatles song we talked about?
“Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me get my feet back on the ground,
Won’t you please, please help me?”
Making a mountain out of a molehill isn’t hard to do when you’re tired, stressed and feeling as if your coworkers aren’t helping you. Misunderstandings over the smallest things can lead to tears, frustration and burnout. What many nurses may not know is we can help ourselves, and by helping ourselves at work, we can become happier, more fulfilled people. While acting and role-playing may seem amateurish, it may be just what the doctor ordered to help us get our feet back on the ground.
Don’t believe it? Watch how a program called Performance of a Lifetime helped nurses in an oncology unit learn how to cope:
Find out what happened when a nursing unit turned to a magician for advice on teamwork...
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