Holding the Whole Catastrophe: Being a Nurse During the COVID-19 Pandemic
How do we heal the wounds of the pandemic? Cynda Hylton Rushton, PhD, RN, FAAN and frontline nurse Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, NC-BC have an honest conversation about what nurses have been facing on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can honor the entire range of experiences and emotions they’ve experienced over the last 18 months.
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4 Resources for Nurses and Healthcare Workers
1) The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics has compiled a selection of videos and articles for healthcare workers facing the personal and professional challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2) The AACN American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently hosted a Facebook live conversation on dealing with the emotional toll of a prolonged pandemic.
3) WikiWisdom released a report titled “Frontline Nurses: Wisdom from Nurses So We Never Again Mishandle a National Healthcare Crisis.”
4) The Resilient Nurses Initiative of Maryland partnered with WikiWisdom to create the Frontline Nurses WikiWisdom Forum. Their five key recommendations were released in “Mind the Gap: Preparing Nurses to Practice with Resilience & Integrity.”
Selected Articles from Cynda Hylton Rushton PhD, RN, FAAN
- “Burnout and moral resilience in interdisciplinary healthcare professionals.” Journal of Clinical Nursing.
- “Mindful Ethical Practice and Resilience Academy: Equipping Nurses to Address Ethical Challenges, American Journal of Critical Care.” American Journal of Critical Care.
- “The invisible moral wounds of the pandemic: Are we experiencing moral injury?” AACN Advanced Critical Care.
- “Measuring Healthcare Inter-Professionals’ Moral Resilience: Validation of the Rushton Moral Resilience Scale.” Journal of Palliative Medicine.
- “Applying E-PAUSE to Ethical Challenges in a Pandemic.” AACN Advanced Critical Care.
- “Suspending our agenda when confronting ethical challenges.” AACN Advanced Critical Care.
- “Why are we doing this? Creating a new narrative to meet futility with integrity.” AACN Advanced Critical Care.
- “Inter-professionals’ definitions of moral resilience.” Journal of Clinical Nursing.
- “Concept analysis Moral Resilience.” Nursing Outlook
- “A Collaborative State of the Science Initiative: Transforming Moral Distress into Moral Resilience in Nursing.”The American Journal of Nursing