Throughout this blog, I write about integrating creativity and the arts into patient care...into healthcare systems...include a few Creative Interventions for you to try on your own and with your patients...and promote the use of Creative Interventions with healthcare professionals.
Well, here's another healthcare professional promoting creativity in the form of writing/journaling designed for nurses. 'A Daybook for Beginning Nurses' is
geared towards new nurses. Each day begins with an inspirational quote or saying from seasoned nurses and famous personalities across the globe. Even though the title reads '...for beginning nurses', I think it's good for nurses at all levels. We all need and want to be inspired, and this inspires us to be grateful.
Here’s a couple quotes from the book…
“Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose, and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet. No wonder we’re exhausted at the end of the day!” ~donna cardillo, author of this book
“Once a nurse, always a nurse. No matter where you go or what you do, you can never truly get out of nursing. It’s like the Mafia. You know too much.” ~deb gaudlin
A little information on the author, Donna Cardillo. She is a nurse and author of the popular “Dear Donna” column in Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek. She is also a motivational speaker, workshop leader, author, columnist, and consultant, as well as a daily contributor to Nurse.com. Donna has written numerous books including Your 1st Year as a Nurse (Random House) and The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses. She has been a featured health care coach for the Los Angelos Times. She has written for Imprint, the journal of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA), and has served as keynote speaker for NSNA national conferences. Donna is a frequent guest on radio and TV, including NBC’s “TODAY” show.
Below are a few topics Donna talks about during her motivational and educational conferences:
- Techniques for assertive behavior/communication
- How nurses have already changed the face of healthcare
- How to be a nursing advocate
- Strategies for elevating the profession to new heights
- What they already have going for them
Visit Donna’s website at www.Nurse-Power.net
You can buy “A Daybook for Beginning Nurses” at amazon.com or nursingknowledge.org. You might just find out you know one of the many nurses, like moi, quoted in the book 🙂 Now, go and buy the book for yourself, a colleague and/or friend!