Are You a Happy Nurse? Self Care Strategies for Nurses
In a time when nurses are being asked to deliver more with fewer resources, burnout is on the rise. Burnout can lead to disengagement which is also known to effect patient care. Nurses must learn to not only look after their own health and wellbeing but also recognise when a colleague is heading towards burnout. Additionally, they need to be equipped with the tools to recover and return to optimal wellbeing once more.
Elaina Mullery RN studied nursing at The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. She spent the first ten years of her career in Scotland before moving to Perth, Australia in 2010. Her clinical experience has been across a variety of settings including Orthopaedic Trauma, Operating Room, Endoscopy, Recovery and Day Surgery. She currently works in PACU.
Elaina has first-hand experience of stress and burnout. It was this experience which led her to develop a passion for personal development. She has a diploma in Mindfulness and Meditation, is a certified hypnotherapist and a certified NLP Practitioner.