We have compiled a list of Inspirational Talks And Videos That Every Nurse MUST Watch NOW! In no particular order, we suggest this list of videos is watched and given to every set of student and junior nurses to watch prior to starting thier practice or studies. Gain powerful perspective, the bigger picture and question your unconscious bias.

Inspirational Talks And Videos

Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.

Nurses Change Lives

Throughout history, nurses have brought innovation to patient care that has profoundly changed human health. And since 1897, Johnson & Johnson has been proud to support nurses through employment, platforms, partnerships, training, and millions in scholarships and grants. Because nurses change lives. And that changes everything.

The power of empathy: Helen Riess

Dr. Riess is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She directs the Empathy & Relational Science Program, conducting research on the neuroscience of emotions and empathy, and is Co-Founder, Chief Scientist and Chairman of Empathetics, LLC. She is also a core member of the Research Consortium for Emotional Intelligence and is a faculty member of the Harvard Macy Institute for Physician Leaders.

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

On being present, not perfect | Elaine Meyer 

Dr. Elaine C. Meyer is the co-founder and director of the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice (www.ipepweb.org) at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. The first of its kind, IPEP has trained thousands of health care practitioners across the Harvard teaching hospitals and the globe in the relational and communication competencies essential to conducting challenging conversations.

Imagine feeling what the patient is feeling

Perspective is powerful

A tribute to nurses | Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front lines of health care.

The Difference Between Care & Caring

This multi award winning video talks about a time of increased demands on our healthcare system and healthcare providers, ensuring that each and every patient and their family members are provided with compassionate care is a massive goal, but one that the staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital are pursuing every day. Good quality care is always important, but caring for our patients is what they will really remember.

The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed | Daniel Levitin

You’re not at your best when you’re stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there’s a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem. “We all are going to fail now and then,” he says. “The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be.”

My stroke of insight | Jill Bolte Taylor

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

Drowning in Empathy: The Cost of Vicarious Trauma | Amy Cunningham

Caregivers and emergency responders are empathetic individuals who risk suffering from Compassion Fatigue, a form of PTSD that is treatable using the steps described in Amy’s presentation.

Lessons from Nursing to the World | Kathleen Bartholomew

How can a profession with amazing potential for human connection fall short and fail to offer compassionate care? And why do nurses too often go in the other direction—and do harm? Registered Nurse Kathleen Bartholomew dissects the hierarchical culture within the nursing profession, and examines why nurses who are devalued and shamed are much more likely to make mistakes and relay critical patient information to a physician.

The voices in my head | Eleanor Longden

To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn’t know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.

The Difference Between Care and Caring II – Above and Beyond for All

The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation is pleased to share a compelling new video that showcases the lifesaving care that happens each day at the Royal Alex. Titled Above and Beyond for All, this is the second video in our Care and Caring series and, like the first, is based on true events and the experiences of our patients. Thank you for watching and sharing.

When rudeness in teams turns deadly | Chris Turner 

How we treat each other at work has an enormous impact on how teams perform – with potentially fatal consequences if you work in healthcare. Chris Turner reveals the shocking impact of rudeness in the workplace, arguing that civility saves lives.

Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport

When Eric Dishman was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago. One rectified diagnosis and a transplant later, Dishman puts his personal experience and his expertise as a leading medical tech specialist together to suggest some bold ideas for reinventing healthcare — by putting the patient at the center of a treatment team.

Empathy Is Wrong

They tell us that more empathy is what we need to prevent “burnout” and provide better care for our patients. They’re wrong…and here’s why.

How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

WHO: What is people-centred care?

Globally, 1 in 20 people still lacks access to essential health services that could be delivered at a local clinic instead of a hospital. And where services are accessible, they are often fragmented and of poor quality. WHO is supporting countries to progress towards universal health coverage by designing health systems around the needs of people instead of diseases and health institutions, so that everyone gets the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.

What if You Became a Nurse? | Sana Goldberg

In revealing many of the hidden connections between a liberal arts education and nursing, Sana explains why we should think about nursing in a profoundly new way. Born in the Midwest, Sana Goldberg is a Reed College graduate with a degree focused in behavioral neuroscience and the humanities. Sana Goldberg is a nurse and a writer, and founder of the nonprofit Nightingale.

What really matters at the end of life | BJ Miller

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? For many, it’s simply comfort, respect, love. BJ Miller is a palliative care physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life for his patients. Take the time to savor this moving talk, which asks big questions about how we think on death and honor life.

Do you ask doctors nursing questions? | Carissa Enright

Roles in healthcare have grown increasingly specialized. Often patients don’t understand the differences between the role of nurse and that of doctor. This veteran nurse will empower patients to ask their healthcare providers the right questions through examples in her own story. Associate clinical professor at Texas Woman’s University where she has taught over 5,000 students and, through those nurses, has touched the lives of countless patients. She wishes to share her passion for nursing with the TED community.

Let’s talk about dying – Peter Saul

We can’t control if we’ll die, but we can “occupy death,” in the words of Dr. Peter Saul. He calls on us to make clear our preferences for end of life care — and suggests two questions for starting the conversation.

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