Stress And Self-care Revisited: PDF OnlyVitality for caregiversHover-Kramer, Dorothea EdD, RN1; Mabbett, Phyliss PhD, RN, MFCC2; Shames, Karilee Halo PhD, RN3Author Information 1Cofounder and Teaching Staff Member, Vitality International Training Associates, Mill Valley, California; Director, Behavioral Health Consultants; Director Healing Touch of California™, Poway, California 2Cofounder and Teaching Staff Member, Vitality International Training Associates, Mill Valley, California; Coordinator of Case Managers, Department of Behavioral Medicine, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California 3Cofounder and Teaching Staff Member, Vitality International Training Associates; Director, Nurse Empowerment Workshops & Services, Mill Valley, California Holistic Nursing Practice: January 1996 - Volume 10 - Issue 2 - p 38-48 Buy Abstract Changes such as increased patient acuity, shorter hospital stays, workplace reorganization, revision of the nursing role, and the development of home care services all contribute to high stress rates for health care workers. Research results on vitality are presented from three nursing professionals with backgrounds in education, psychotherapy, holistic nursing, and energy-based practice. Six key elements associated with vitality are described. The application of these principles by nursing leadership and the use of educational principles to create a vehicle for making this information to caregivers are described. The outcome, Vitality Training™, is an effective approach that delineates methods for revitalizing and reawakening the ideals of the nursing profession and maintaining personal energy and enthusiasm. © Williams & Wilkins 1996. All Rights Reserved.