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Creating and Sustaining Peace Within for the Journey of Nursing Leadership

Brown, Cynthia J. DNS, RN, AHN-BC; Bishop, Mary DNP, RN, NEA-BC FACHE; Bar, Bonnie B. MS, RN, AHN-BC

doi: 10.1097/01.NAQ.0000434947.57388.b3
Online Article October-December 2013

Peace within self or an inner calmness may be created and sustained by caring for self at a deep level, committing to an inner journey, and by dedication to maintaining a practice of self-care. Suggestions for creating and sustaining peace within self, using the model “Listen, Envision and Take Action” (LET or allow), are explored as a guide to support and maintain an inner journey. The authors describe how a peaceful presence may guide the journey of nursing leadership. Along the path of self-care focused on the inner journey, the nursing leader may experience enhanced health, self-knowledge, resilience, and a transformation of relationships personally and professionally. As nursing leaders' role model care for self in the workplace, the organization may experience an increase in nurse satisfaction.

School of Nursing, University of West Georgia, Carrollton.

Correspondence: Cynthia J. Brown, DNS, RN, AHN-BC, School of Nursing, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA 30118 (

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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