Self-Compassion for Nurses (Webinar)
Since the pandemic, honoring our nation’s nurses is more profoundly significant, which makes this month of recognition in May even more important.
Whether it is a national health emergency or routine daily care, nurses’ vital contributions impact the health and well-being of our communities, which is why ANA selected the theme for May as Nurses Make a Difference. To honor nurses and support the nursing profession, ANA will promote weekly themes and activities. While continued physical distancing may limit our face-to-face activities, we encourage everyone to think of creative ways to virtually engage.
The month will be divided into four weekly focuses:
We encourage you to use this week to focus on yours’ and your colleagues’ mental health and physical well-being. To help you, we are inviting you to learn about:
Self-Compassion for Nurses
When: May 4, 2021 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Kathleen C. Spadaro, PhD, PMHCNS, RN, Professor of Nursing
Dr. Kathleen Spadaro has been in the nursing profession for 44 years. Her professional experiences span clinical, administrative, research, and academic environments. In addition, Dr. Spadaro is certified as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and has developed mental health clinics; intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs; and adult inpatient programs. She currently maintains a part-time psychotherapy private practice. Dr. Spadaro is full time faculty for the DNP program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, and her scholarship focuses on mindfulness meditation in healthcare and excellence in nursing education. She spearheaded the development of a university nursing honor society that became an official STTI chapter in 2014. Most recently, she wrote a chapter on mindfulness for healthcare in an evidence-based practice text for clinicians, presented self-compassion for the ANA and COVID-19 webinar series, conducted podcasts on mindfulness for Nurse Educator Journal and an interview on self-compassion for ANA’s Healthy Nurse/Healthy Nurse.