A lot of us think of nurse clips as a way to remind us of nurses’ skills, but they’re not necessarily the most effective way of teaching nurses.
In fact, they’re actually quite ineffective, according to new research.
The findings are based on a study that found nurses were not better at teaching nurses about their own body image and depression than their male counterparts.
But the new research also found that, when it comes to their ability to diagnose depression, women fared significantly worse than men.
“The reason why we found that women were better at diagnosing depression is because they’re much more likely to have a personal relationship with their own mental health,” said Sarah Dufour, assistant professor of nursing and director of nursing education at the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois.
“That’s really a way of saying that the nurse clip is really about having a relationship with your own mental well-being.
It’s about being a parent, it’s about caring for a loved one, it is about being able to communicate your needs and wants and feelings.”
In the study, published online today in Psychological Science, Dufours and her colleagues surveyed more than 4,000 women between the ages of 18 and 50 who worked as nurses in the United States and had a college degree.
They asked them about their experiences working in a hospital setting and what they had learned about depression and anxiety, both of which are common in the nursing profession.
The researchers found that female nurses who had worked in a nursing facility had a higher prevalence of depression, compared with their male colleagues, but their rates of depression were higher than those of their male peers.
The study also found female nurses tended to be more likely than their female colleagues to have experienced depression themselves.
For example, in the first survey, when women were asked about their feelings about depression, their rates were higher among nurses who worked in nursing homes than those who worked outside of hospitals.
“We’re talking about nurses who have worked in hospitals, and that’s something that’s important to consider,” Dufout said.
“If nurses are really going to teach their own care, they need to be able to teach about depression.”
What causes depression?
“Depression can come from many different sources,” Dusour said.
The main one is social isolation and stress.
“It can also come from your own feelings of inadequacy,” she said.
That’s when you feel you don’t belong, and you feel that your life isn’t worth living.
The second source of depression is self-harm, which Dusours and others say is often a symptom of depression.
The third and most important source is stress, which can include work or other social interactions, depression, and other issues, such as the impact of an injury or stress on relationships.
“When you’re in a work environment where you feel stressed out and depressed, you tend to self-medicate,” she explained.
“What you don.t know is what you don-t know isn’t healthy.
You’re not a normal person.”
It’s important for nurses to know what they’re doing to help prevent depression, Dusout said, adding that they also need to get help.
“You can’t take it from someone else,” she added.
“Nurses need to know that we’re not the problem.”
Dusouts study was part of the National Nursed Association (NNA)-funded “National Nurses Education Network” (NNEN), which includes the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the American Nurses Association.
The organization is the largest national organization of nurses, and Dusores study is just the latest in a series of studies that have found that the National Nurse Corps has little to no impact on women’s mental health.
“I don’t think the nurses have to worry about the gender of the person they’re teaching to,” Ducour said of mental health awareness efforts.
“People who are in the profession have been trained that they need not be afraid to talk about their mental health.”
The new research is just one of many studies on the role of nurse-teacher relationships in teaching nursing.
In addition to Dufos study, there’s a new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology that found that nurses who were more confident about their skills in teaching about their profession, such the ability to identify emotional intelligence and the ability as a nurse to use a clipart style to teach, performed better than their more cautious counterparts.
“They have an opportunity to teach nurses who may not be comfortable speaking up,” Dussour said, “and this has implications for the health care workforce.”
A lot to learn about nurses and their profession article The new findings from Dusouring and her research are just the tip of the iceberg, according in part because so much of the nursing workforce is still very male-dominated