Gratitude Practice for Nurses: Supporting Well-Being and Building a Culture of Gratitude in Nursing

As members of one of the largest and most trusted health care professions, nurses like you serve a critical role in supporting the health of our nation. Yet your very role as caregivers and healers often places you in highly stressful situations. More than two-thirds of you report putting the health, safety, and wellness of your patients ahead of your own.

To support you in caring for your own health and well-being, the American Nurses Foundation and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, have joined forces to create Gratitude Practice for Nurses. This campaign draws on decades of research showing that practicing gratitude is good for our bodies, our minds, and our relationships—and is a valuable tool to respond to the stresses faced by nurses and other health professionals. We want to help you cultivate more gratitude in your life and in your workday so that you can experience its benefits—and build a culture of gratitude and appreciation among your colleagues.

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