Nurturing Care, Nurturing Nurses & Midwives have a deep love of our work and know the way that we all work with people is vital for the overall health and well-being of our communities. With all that is happening in our current times in healthcare, it is important to remember the enormous value in the true care of nursing and midwifery.
The magic of midwifery
Embracing and appreciating the joy and privilege it is to work as a midwife
Exploring the way we reflect… confirming rather than critiquing
Re-igniting true reflective practice
Working with students
A beautiful article about the joy and innocence of always being open to learning
A bird’s eye view of sympathy
A frank exposé of the illusion that sympathy is something to aspire to
Do we feel like this photograph at the end of a shift?
Choosing the quality of our work
Are we at the mercy of our work environments or is there another way?
Sweet seeded slices
Infinitely adaptable, this recipe provides a great foundation for experimenting with whatever suits the moment
Observation… the first vital sign
Appreciating our innate powers of observation
Flax seed bread
An infinitely adaptable recipe that makes a great nourishing snack for work, picnics or a ready to go boost after a long shift
How often do we stop and appreciate those ’small’ moments that have such a significant impact on people’s lives; the slightest interaction that touches people deeply?’
The more respectful I am towards my body, taking care of and being honest about what truly supports and nurtures it, the more consistent and able I am to sustain my work life
We are not responsible for our patients’ health or choices in life. They have lived many years before we meet them in the hospital. Just knowing this brings understanding; supports us in not being affected by their choices and/or feeling like we have to be able to ‘fix’ everything.
Working together in collaboration will create the inspiration for us all to see beyond the challenges in the health care system and work towards our full potential within this profession
Incorporating some gentle exercise into our daily lives is a great support to reduce the stress and strain on the body that is often an end result of a busy day