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Well-being & Mental Health

Well-being and mental health are critical aspects of nursing, requiring significant support and innovation. Investing in nurse mental-health resources and leveraging technology for streamlined healthcare systems are essential strategies to enhance nurse well-being, reduce burnout, and improve patient care outcomes.
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  • In the last two years, the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act has created programs that increase access to, and reduce stigma of, evidence-based mental health treatment for nurses and all healthcare workers. But there is much more work to be done to support our nation’s healthcare workforce. As Congress looks to reauthorize the bill, here are three areas of focus for 2024 and beyond.
  • The roles of a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PHMNP), licensed clincial social worker, mental-health counselor, psychiatrist, and psychologist are all related to mental health and providing support to individuals with psychological issues. However, they differ in terms of their educational backgrounds, scope of practice, and specific roles within the mental health field. Here's a breakdown based on the differences within these roles.
  • Pursuing a career as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is both challenging and fulfilling. In this role, you'll encounter a diverse range of patients, each presenting unique mental health conditions and behavioral challenges. This diversity ensures that no two days are the same, offering a dynamic and engaging work environment.
  • The nurse-led team from Vancouver Coastal Health received $150,000 in grant funding to bring their AI charting solution entitled “Autochart” to life at the 2023 NurseHack4Health Pitch-A-Thon! Find out what’s next for the AutoChart team as they take their idea for catalyzing a healthy environment where nurses and patients thrive to the next level.
  • The pandemic unleashed an unprecedented era of innovation in new care delivery solutions– with nurses at the center. But do those solutions work to drive change and better support nurses and the patients they care for? That’s what the five nurse-led teams around the country are exploring through a pilot program from the Institute for Health Improvement and the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation. Through rapid cycle testing, nurses are examining acute care delivery solutions that attract, support, and strengthen a thriving nurse workforce.
Johnson & Johnson is committed to providing mental health and well-being resources to help nurses better care for themselves so they can care for others.
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