Today is International Nurses Day. 

On May 12th each year, we celebrate the contributions of Nurses around the world.

In this episode, we speak with Mark Aitken of Nurse & Midwife Support. He shares with us the ways they can give help and support to those who tirelessly and selflessly care for others. Mark shares why nurses and midwives self-care is essential. 

As nurses and midwives, your health matters – and what better way to celebrate that than on International Nurses Day?

TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:

  • Nurse and Midwife Support  (3:59)
  • The importance of self-compassion (6:17)
  • Creating cultures that prioritize self-care (8:05)
  • Having a shared responsibility of nurse’ self-care (9:55)
  • Health and well-being in team meetings (11:15)
  • Counseling skills as part of nursing training (12:37)
  • Listening to learn instead of listening to respond (14:53)
  • Listening to yourself (14:46)
  • Leading with gratitude (16:40)
  • Remaining humble and quieting the ego (17:39)
  • International Day of the Nurse (20:13)
  • Self-care practices (21:17)
  • Developing your own self-care plan (24:00)
  • What is indulgent self-care? (27:50)
  • Self-permission (29:17)

RESOURCE

THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY

NM support

ABOUT MARK AITKEN

Mark Aitken is the Consultant and Stakeholder Engagement Manager at Nurse & Midwife Support (NM Support) and has been a proud Registered Nurse for 37 years. He has a varied career having worked in acute surgical nursing and intensive care. With more than 30 years experience as a registered nurse, Mark is committed to supporting the health of nurses, midwives and students.

Nurse & Midwife Support is a national service supporting the health of nurses, midwives and students. The team has over 275 years of lived nursing & midwifery experience call 1800 667 877 if you are looking for support. 

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