Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)
Joyce B. Perkins
Susan K. Nash
Being a nurse can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausting. Nurses are exposed to sickness, sadness, trauma, suffbring, terminal illnesses, and potentially harmful contagions in their daily work. Nurses tend to care for others more than they care for themselves and can become overwhelmed, lose their resilience, and burnout. Nurses who practice daily self-care benefit by experiencing greater self-esteem, resilience, and ultimately wisdom and compassion. This project focuses on the development of a self- care model for nurses to help nurses learn how to care for themselves. The model is grounded in the work of Dr. Jean Watson and her theory of human caring.
Severson, Cynthia M., "The Self- Caring Tree: A Model of Nursing Self-Care" (2011). Theses and Graduate Projects. 1163.