WHAT YOU CAN DO WHEN FACING AN ISSUE OF MORAL DISTRESS

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As a nurse, you often feel pulled in many different ways — and no, we don’t simply mean the number of patients you have each day. On the one side you have your co-workers and the facility in general. There are budgets to maintain, treatment regimens to carry out and documentation to complete. Then, on the other, you have those same patients we referenced. It is these patients that look to you, not only to be their caregiver but their guardian and their subject matter expert in all things healthcare they may not understand.

In some cases these two roles will work hand-in-hand. In others, they won’t. When the needs of your patients pull against the facility's obligations, it’s quite possible you’ll feel some moral distress. If you’ve experienced a trying situation like the above or if you’re going through one right now, the ideas presented in this guide can help you navigate this potentially difficult situation.

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THE NURSING SHORTAGE: THE UNEXPECTED GAP

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For those of us in the staffing agency world, the market’s nursing shortage affects the work we do every single day. We can live with it, however. The greater concern is that patients across the country may not be getting the services they deserve simply because compassionate, talented nurses are stretched too thin and their numbers are too few. 

It’s time to up our nursing numbers.

But while we normally think of ways to encourage new people to enter the profession when encountering a professional staffing shortage, that may not be the problem in this case. When it comes to nursing, there's no shortage of wanting applicants, there simply aren't enough people to teach them. 

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COUNTERING COMPASSION FATIGUE

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In our experience in this industry, one of the things that has always stood out to us about the healthcare workers we partner with, is the compassion they display every single day. And when tragedy strikes, each of you are there to support those in need. But that leads us to another question: Who supports you while you serve as the rock for those in your charge over and over again? Who helps you as you face the effects of compassion fatigue? 

UNIQUE FOODS YOU SIMPLY MUST TRAVEL FOR

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If your life as a traveler,  goes hand-in-hand with your life as a foodie, then you know one of the best perks of being a traveler is enjoying all of the culinary treats around the country. Yes, you’ve had Tex-Mex in Texas, deep dish pizza in Chicago and a slice of pie in New York, cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, gumbo in Louisiana and crab in Maryland.

Consider that step one.

Today we’re going to give you a list of other taste sensations you simply must try. Some of them may not be on your radar yet, but once you enjoy them, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

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TIME FOR ANOTHER ROAD TRIP? 4 MORE OF BASEBALL’S BEST CITIES

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A couple of months ago we posted our list of five baseball cities you simply must visit and you loved reading that blog. At the same time, the game of baseball is so steeped in lore that we were barely able to scratch the surface of every great city you could see during your travel nursing adventures.

So, with that in mind, we wanted to revisit this topic again and find some other cities — and franchises — that maybe you don’t know so much about. That’s why we’re expanding our list today to bring you four more baseball cities you simply must visit this year. Start planning your travel assignments around these cities today and you’ll be able to mix work and play all season long.

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