What Hospitals Can Learn from Viral Nurse Videos

 In Nurses Weekly

Nurses seem to get more than their share of viral fame. The reason for that may be that long after surgeons have packed up their scalpels and doctors have moved on in their rounds, nurses are still at the bedside, managing symptoms, tracking recovery and building the sorts of meaningful relationships that sometimes give rise to a viral Facebook post or YouTube video. This underscores just how central caregiving is to nursing. Nurses put all their energy into their patients—going above and beyond and often overlooking their own needs in the process. One important way hospital and health system leaders can better support nurses is by addressing the “cracks in the foundation” that can undermine their resilience. Through research, we’ve identified four of the most pernicious cracks…

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