Responding Versus Reacting: How to Handle Difficult Situations

responding versus reacting

Impulsivity, reactivity, resistance to change, and tantrums are things that come with the territory when raising children. Children, of course, don’t have the self-awareness or self-control to understand the connection between feelings and reaction; they don’t have the skills to modulate their behavior. The task of parenting or caregiving involves helping them grow in both awareness and self-control.

Signs of Burnout and Compassion Fatigue:
A Case Study

compassion fatigue

Nurses who consistently work when short staffed may be especially vulnerable to developing compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue has been defined as diminishing satisfaction from attempting to do one’s job well, or as job-related distress that outweighs job satisfaction.

How to Increase Empathy in Nursing

empathy in nursing

It seems safe to assume that virtually all individuals who first envision themselves as nurses, picture compassionate and caring interactions. In fact, many nurses and healthcare professionals experienced a personal or family member’s health crisis as a child. In such an experience the individual sees what a huge difference expert clinical and compassionate care can make.

How to Stay Positive in a Toxic Work Environment

How to Stay Positive in a Toxic Work Environment

Today’s healthcare environment can produce many emotions that challenge even the most experienced nurse or health care worker. So, how can we develop strategies aimed at responding versus reacting? What role does impulsivity play in keeping our emotions in check and our responses professional?