How would accountability and compassion get along if they sat next to each other at a party? Who would be louder? Who would draw more attention? Would one interrupt the other, or would they let each...
Compassion in leadership
Apr 26, 2023
Everyone has something. Do you know what that “something” is for your team members? Recently, I was reminded that our teams, many times, are fighting a battle we may know nothing about. They...
The practice of compassion: Yes, it is a practice
Dec 16, 2022
Chaos was in the air. People moved quickly, with expressions of impatience and the occasional flash of anger. The workers were weary, the sea of faces was never ending and there was no holiday cheer in...
Self-compassion training without apology
Apr 29, 2021
Self-compassion isn’t something I do very well. That’s probably because I was born in Canada, and when the doctor slapped my wrinkled baby butt, I said, “Sorry!” instead of crying. While...
Walking your talk
Nancy Anderson, RN, MA
Oct 17, 2016
It’s one thing to demonstrate integrity when you have an audience. But what if no one was watching?
I was a better nurse when …
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
May 06, 2014
It’s Nurses Day — a day we celebrate all it means to be a nurse. This day gets me into deep thinking. Particularly about the core of a nurse and how sometimes — even if we don’t want it...
The year of the opinion
Jan 02, 2014
If 2013 was anything, and I’m not convinced it was, it was the year of strong opinions — even in long-term care. The fact that they were often biased, self-serving or blissfully fact-free seemed...
Hardwiring compassion and empathy
Sep 17, 2012
Despite all the technology, fancy buildings, dining and activity experiences, healthcare boils down to one thing: human relationships. Most skilled healthcare workers go into the profession with the best...