Although the field of nursing can be highly rewarding, it can take a real toll when it comes to stress. It is imperative that nurses take care of themselves first (I know, nurses. You're thinking, "Fat chance!") But there is help in coping with stress that doesn't take time, therapy or a gym membership. And, it's FREE!!
Check out The Journal of Nursing jocularity at www.journalofnursingjocularity.com
Founded by the late Doug Fletcher, RN, and currently published by one of my favorite friends, Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, the JNJ is just what the doctor ordered for nurses who need a mini-break, a good guffaw, or a fresh perspective on the challenges of the day's work.
Don't tell me you don't have time to check it out. If you are on Facebook or manage to find time for American Idol, you can find a few minutes to release, recharge, and regroup. And be sure to tell all your nurse-friends. After all, if they relax, it's good for you, too.
Kath Passanisi, Advisory Board Member/Journal of Nursing Jocularity