AAN President's Pages
Reducing toxic stress experienced by children living in povertyIn my last President's Message I shared the five policy areas set by the Academy Board of Directors. They are:
Mindfulness and the work of the academyMindfulness has become an important concept to help ensure the safety and high reliability of the clinical practice of healthcare professionals. Mindfulness based interventions have been used successfully to decrease stress and burnout in nurses and physicians. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) describes mindfulness as assuming an aware, non-judgmental, present state of mind. It is the habit or practice of being in the moment.