This list is only a small glimmer of what is available out there related to the topic of quality caring and professional quality of life. There is a more extensive resource list in my book (related to compassion fatigue, burnout, moral distress, PTSD, assertiveness training, addiction recovery, bullying/incivility, compassion skills, end of life care, and education (along with an extensive reference list).
Beth Stamm’s (and colleagues) work on PQOL. You can also access Stamm’s “Professional Quality of Life Scale (ProQOL)” tool to assess compassion satisfaction, fatigue and burnout.
Information about compassion fatigue, educational workshops, self-testsand other resources.
Charles Figley is a pioneer in traumatology. On-line courses, workshops, and training.
Includes information on addiction and recovery, self-test, booklist and resources list, stories, and support for finding help.
Designed to provide help and hope for nurses suffering from addiction, the website has forums and information/links for treatment options.
Dedicated to improving the quality of care at the end of life through hospice and palliative care efforts. A wealth of materials National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).
This organization is dedicated to addressing ethical issues through research, education and policy-making. A significant part of their work deals with end of life care.
Dr. Jean Watson is a nurse scholar and theorist whose work on transpersonal caring is world renowned. Information on all aspects of caring science is here.
Dr. Elizabeth A. M. Barrett is a nurse scholar, theorist and practitioner whose work on a theory of power as knowing participation is well known. Additional information on health patterning, power prescriptions and the Power-Imagery Process co-developed with imagery pioneer and physician Jerry Epstein.
My other site related to philosophical views of energy, including the topics of dying, death and bereavement arising from a unitary view of energy.
The organization website offers an abundance of resource materials for nurses including our code of ethics, position statements, information on workplace violence and safety, compassion fatigue, and moral distress.
Their website offers information and techniques for stress management including, yoga, tai chi, dance, art, massage, journaling, energy work, and prayer.
The 4 A’s to Rise Above Moral Distress is a wonderful guide to help nurses recognize moral distress in the work place.
Promotes healthy work environments, palliative and end-of-life care, and staffing and workforce development through conferences, continuing education, research and collaboration. The website provides access to resources and research, information about upcoming events, speakers, and seminars.
ELNEC program information is available through their website along with a frequently updated list of ELNEC program offerings. There is also a link web resources related to end of life care.
All about nursing education.
In my digital stories I often use music and am especially fond of piano. Bill has graciously given me permission to use several of his beautiful songs.
All about being mindful-“living with awareness and compassion” and appreciating what matters. Created by Shambhala Sun Foundation.
All of the opinions and information on these websites are theirs, not mine. I have no investment or interest (other than my own website). Readers should make note of individual website policies regarding privacy, membership and the use of their information. Every website differs.