Recognition helps nurses recharge

One way to help nurses resist burnout and refuel emotionally is through expressions of gratitude by their patients, families and co-workers, wrote the founders of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in a recent article. Even though some award presentations have moved online during the pandemic, these events help to maintain a modicum of normalcy, they asserted. “Nurses tell us that these ceremonies remind them why they became nurses, refueling their resilience despite their physical and emotional exhaustion during these trying times,” the authors wrote. ( article, 9/30/21)