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030: Self-care For Paediatric Nurses With Brooke Batchelor And Erica Donovan

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030: Self-care For Paediatric Nurses With Brooke Batchelor And Erica Donovan

In this episode, we are joined by Brooke and Erica of The Paediatric Nurse, a supportive place for nurses and parents caring for children with a mission to transform paediatric…
December 14, 2020

030: Self-care For Paediatric Nurses With Brooke Batchelor And Erica Donovan

While there is a lot of news and attention on burnout among healthcare providers, burnout among pediatric nurses has received less attention.

In this episode, we are joined by Brooke and Erica of The Paediatric Nurse, a supportive place for nurses and parents caring for children with a mission to transform paediatric healthcare & nursing knowledge by improving access to online continued professional development courses. We delve into the tips and tools for self-care specifically for paediatric nurses. 

As paediatric nurses, building good rapport with children and being able to connect meaningfully with our patients requires us to show up as our best selves everyday. The best way to do so is by first filling our own cup.

TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:

  • Stories as a great communication tool (7:56)
  • Having a mentor and coach (10:55)
  • Not procrastinating too much (11:53)
  • Meal preparations as a part of self-care (12:30)
  • Practicing gratitude (13:18)
  • Meditation practices (17:15)
  • Our patients keep us on our toes (25:10)
  • Learning to say no (28:12)
  • Our children look at us as their role models (30:00)
  • Having boundaries (31:15)
  • Giving yourself permission to have fun (34:07)
  • Self care tips for paediatric nurses (35:10)
  • Letting yourself enjoy time with children (35:50)
  • Being compassionate with yourself (37:08)
  • No obsessing about work, after work hours (37:24)
  • Leave work at work (37:30)
  • Listening to your body and what it needs (38:16)
  • Giving ourselves the same compassion we give others (44:47)
  • Your health is not irreplaceable (45:53)
  • Looking after ourselves (46:52)

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