Best Practice Recommendations To Promote Self-Care Practices Among Nurses
AuthorGriffin, Mariah Shea
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
AbstractThis thesis explores the current state, barriers and interventions to promote self-care practices among nurses, specifically in the areas of healthy diet, sleep quality and physical activity. According to the American Nurses Association (2017), nurses’ self-care is considered necessary for service to others and nurses’ personal and professional growth. A literature review was conducted to gather information about the current state of nurse’s self-care practices as well as interventions that have been successful in improving self-care outcomes. Literature showed that nurses do not practice adequate self-care behaviors and highlighted various interventions for self-care improvement including educational lectures and handouts, following national guidelines for physical activity and healthy diet and practicing good sleep hygiene. Using expert opinions and research studies from the literature review, best practice recommendations were created to promote self-care behaviors in nurses. Additionally, these expert opinions and the literature reviewed support a proposed intervention that incorporates the best practice recommendations which will be proposed at the end of this paper.