Phyllis Quinlan

811, 2020

I Encourage Professional Caregiver to Choose Faith Over Fear When Navigating COVID-19 A Post by Phyllis

November 8, 2020|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , |

There are several definitions of the life-skill of coping circulating these days. Some are simplistic, such as, face it and deal with it! Others expand on that approach to share that coping is being on even terms with challenges as they arise. I agree with both interpretations. The emergency department [...]

2608, 2020

Wound Care Specialists: Who are They, and Why are They So Important for Family Caregivers? A Guest Post by Farlyn Lucas

August 26, 2020|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , |

Wound care specialists are trained to treat all varieties of both acute and chronic wounds. This includes those received from acute injuries, diabetes, pressure sores, and surgery, as well as wounds that require continuous care because they will never heal (which affects an estimated five million Americans). Wound care specialists [...]

1005, 2020

Using Color Breathing as a Relaxation Technique: Post by Phyllis

May 10, 2020|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There are 7 Energy Centers That run through the middle of you like a string of pearls. Each energy center has its own function and governs its own set of personality traits and emotions (see the illustration above). I would like to share a relaxation technique that I commonly use [...]

605, 2020

Happy Nurse Recognition Week 2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

May 6, 2020|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture, Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , |

Never forget, when the Universe created this Blue Planet, it asked a small legion of compassion, generous, and brave souls to dedicate the careers to taking care of its inhabitants...and your soul said yes. You are doing the universe's work each and every day. You give meaning to the phrase, [...]

2004, 2020

Persistent Uncertainty: What Do I Need to Be Ready for Next? A Post by Phyllis

April 20, 2020|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture, Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , |

It has been about seven weeks since the first Covid-19 related death was reported in Washington State. Since then, everyone in healthcare has been challenged beyond imagination. We are accustomed to developing Action Plans in response to anticipated and unforeseen events. We took for granted the luxury of implementing those [...]

1304, 2020

When the Universe Asked, Your Soul Said Yes: A Post by Phyllis

April 13, 2020|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Remember the moment you decided that a career in healthcare was for you. Regardless of how you were going to manifest your ability to care for others, skilled, clinical, or in an administrative role, there was that moment. Somehow that moment resonated with your purpose, your sense of social justice [...]

904, 2020

“Only in Darkness Can You See the Stars”, Dr. Martin Luther King A Post by Phyllis

April 9, 2020|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture, Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , |

We have all been through stressful times that has caused us to lose sleep because of worry. However, the challenges of responding to the coronavirus is certainly unprecedented. The magnitude of the pandemic threat and the ever-changing protocols used to meet that threat can make it more difficult than ever [...]

610, 2019

Join Me In Orlando. I Will be Joining Shelia Warnock, Founder of the Share The Care Organization

October 6, 2019|Categories: Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture, Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , |

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2209, 2019

How to Stay Positive While Taking Care of Loved Ones: 5 Ways to Prevent Family Caregiver Burnout: A Guest Post by Brenda Kimble

September 22, 2019|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , |

When a loved one is sick, we drop everything to play the nurse. We cook, we clean, we coddle. We do everything we can to ensure that they’re taken care of, regardless of our other responsibilities and even our own well-being. But what happens when that loved one isn’t suffering [...]

1905, 2019

Matt Cavallo, Host of the Podcast, Patient Activation Network Interviews Phyllis Quinlan on the Subject of Bullying & Incivility in Healthcare

May 19, 2019|Categories: Building A Healthy Work Environment In Nursing, Creating A Happy & Inspiring Workplace Culture, Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , | In this episode of the Patient Activation Network Podcast, we talk to Phyllis S. Quinlan, author, and nurse entrepreneur, about bullying in healthcare. Phyllis has practiced in a variety of emergency services, acute care, subacute care, and long term care settings. She holds national certifications in Critical Care, Emergency [...]

2103, 2019

Dealing with Your Mind: Step 4 in the Self-Care Mindset for Professional & Family Caregivers A Guest Post by Amanda Ghosh

March 21, 2019|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Welcome back to the series on Breaking into a Self-Care Mindset for the Professional and Family Caregiver! So far, we’ve re-connected to our true selves in Step 1, built our self-worth in Step 2, and learned to set boundaries in Step 3. We’ve come a very long way! Let’s give [...]

2909, 2016

Four Programs Designed to Give Caregivers a Helping Hand A Guest Post by Max Gottlieb

September 29, 2016|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , |

  Too often we only think of the person receiving care when we think of caregiving. If you do a quick Google search for the word caregiver, you’ll find a vast amount of information on how to hire professional help, or how to best to give care for certain conditions, [...]


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