Well-Being Project

  • Avamere Nursing Collaborative: Reducing Nurse Stressors and Improving Well-Being

    June 29, 2023

    Skilled Nursing Facility | Wilsonville, Oregon Project Abstract: The Avamere Nursing Collaborative (ANC) is aimed at reducing nursing stressors in the post-acute setting and improving well-being. A lack of peer-to-peer support and the need for clinical skills training was identified as the top stressors for nurses in skilled nursing facilities. The ANC will establish a … Read more

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    June 07, 2023

    Nurse Wellness: An Organizational Imperative

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  • Improve RN Well-Being Through Peer-Facilitated Peer Learning Circles

    April 06, 2023

    Hospital | Portland, OR Abstract Problem: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nurse well-being, with the most prevalent psychological impacts being emotional distress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms. Additionally, the pandemic has led to increased sense of social isolation and loneliness. In response, healthcare organizations have developed wellness programs aimed at these areas of distress. However, … Read more

  • Addressing Public Health Nurse Well-Being through Health Information Technology in Coos, Crook, and Jefferson Counties

    Public Health | Coos, Crook, & Jefferson Counties, OR Abstract While technology may be an increased stressor for nurses who work in a the hospital setting, the opposite may be true with public health home visiting nurses who have limited access to technology.  Our public health nurses indicated that they need access to over 100 … Read more

  • Supporting Well-Being for Nurses Who Care for the Homeless

    Ambulatory | Portland, OR Abstract Central City Concern (CCC) focuses in the complex intersection of patients experiencing a combination of the effects of homelessness, addiction and acute/chronic mental health issues. The nurses that work at CCC experience a high level of moral injury and primary or secondary trauma in the course of their work because … Read more

  • BIPOC Nurse Podcast

    Association | Statewide Oregon Abstract The trauma of racism in healthcare became an undeniable truth when Covid-19 disproportionately affected Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) in 2020. The broadcast murder of George Floyd added insult to injury for Black nurses who were already struggling with the Covid pandemic (Byers et al., 2021). Since then, healthcare … Read more

  • Employee Well-being Improvement Project

    Hospital | Hermiston, OR Abstract The specific well-being challenges this project aims to address are the consistent downplaying of personal needs and stress management in nurses and support staff. 92% of those surveyed at Good Shepherd have personally experienced or seen a coworker experience a work-related stressor in the past year. The project will contract … Read more

  • Workplace Violence Prevention Training at Providence Medford Medical Center

    Hospital | Medford, OR Abstract Providence Medford Medical Center (PMMC) healthcare staff have reported a steep increase in workplace violence incidents to 54 in 2022. Workplace violence in PMMC for patient to employee encompasses physical holds, pushing, threats of violence, escalated behavior, and violent language. The nurses see the incidents brought on by such states … Read more

  • Strengthening Nursing Voices: Intergenerational Leadership Development

    Education | Newberg, OR Abstract George Fox University College of Nursing and the Interprofessional Primary Care Institute are proposing an 18-month intergenerational leadership development program to address occupation-related moral injury in Oregon nurses. Our solution to occupation-related moral injury is to strengthen the voices of Oregon nurses who work in academic nursing programs and clinical … Read more

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