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Home Healthcare Nurse:
doi: 10.1097/NHH.0b013e318252c49a
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Self-Care Management Practices for the Home Health Nurse: Staying Hale and Hearty Through Enhanced Self-Care and Ergonomics—With a Case Study

Hitt, Jennifer M. RN, MSN; Tatum, Eva RN, MSN; McNair, Mary RN, MSN; Harrington, Marilyn PhD, RN; Stanton, Sandra D. RN, MSN; Askew, Rebecca PhD, RN; Lofton, Susan PhD, RN; Walker, Jean T. PhD, RN; Robertson, Amy BA, MSIT

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Abstract

Ergonomics provides a broad framework for home healthcare nurses to improve their individual physical, psychological, cognitive, and spiritual well-being through application of models for self-care planning. As the individual becomes stronger, more resilient and work hardy, the benefits to the individual, along with the work organization and ultimately the clients, grow exponentially. This article seeks to explore the relevant ergonomic domains and assist home healthcare nurses to develop self-care planning practices that lead to healthy lifestyles and improved quality of life.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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