This Nursewell app has been developed with the intention of providing nurses and midwives with tools to support their self-care and promote wellness and vitality.
Activities and resources in this app have been designed to help focus on elements of wellbeing that nurses can practice every day either by themselves or with their nursing teams. The health issues for nurses identified through the Fit for the Future survey of nurses health in the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has guided the content and topics presented in this app. Other research tells us there is an important link between staff self-care and wellbeing and the quality and safety of care delivered to patients. In short, how we show compassion for ourselves influences how we show compassion for others.
At the end of each section there is an opportunity to reflect on your learning using Borton's (1970) Framework, and email this reflection to yourself to provide evidence of CPD points for nursing or midwifery registration.
We sincerely hope that nurses and midwives are able to use this app to support their well-being and vitality.