“Please encourage them in the coming weeks and months as they navigate their way to positive hospital reforms benefiting everyone.”
Public health nursing is all about getting out into the community to improve people’s health where they live, work and eat. It may not be glamorous, but it’s an opportunity to really make a difference, says Hayley McPeters, one of nine Buncombe County nurses honored recently as part of a statewide campaign.
“While the awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding is — thankfully — high these days, the awareness of how hard and possibly untenable it can be for some women is starkly lagging in our community.”
High levels of burnout occur in the nursing profession because of long hours coupled with physical and emotional distress. Workplace wellness programs help to prevent and diminish burnout.
Healing Touch and reiki are energy-work modalities that are finding their way into complementary therapies offered in many mainstream medical settings, including hospitals, hospice and veteran care.
This is the story of Mary Breckinridge, the intrepid health care provider who founded the The Frontier Nursing Service in rural Kentucky during the 1920s. She single-handedly lowering one of the nation’s highest maternal mortality rates to one of the country’s lowest.