Top TED Talks For Nurses

20170627174141-GettyImages-673049426-ted-conferenceTED talks are a community of short talks, usually under 18 minutes long with the goal to use the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. Here is a list of top Nursing TED talks that motivate, inspire, and engage!

Nurse Innovation: Saving the Future of Healthcare

Rebecca Love talks about how Nurses represent nearly half of the healthcare workforce and are the end user of nearly every medical product on the market, but they are rarely if ever engaged in the decision-making process by which new health care products are designed, constructed and brought to market. This is a huge missed opportunity that is resulting in costly inefficiencies and leading to the highest levels of Nurse burnout ever recorded.

In The Opioid Crisis, Here's What it Takes to Save a Life

Fire Chief and Nurse, Jan Rader has spent her career saving lives. But when the opioid epidemic hit her town, she realized they needed to take a brand-new approach to life-saving. In this powerful, hopeful talk, Rader shows what it's like on the front lines of this crisis and how her community is taking an unusual new approach to treating substance-abuse disorder that starts with listening.

A Tribute To Nurses

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.

Spreading Smiles in Hospitals, The Power of a Facility Dog

(To have this video translated to English, click the CC button in the bottom right corner of the video.) Yuko Morita shares how she became one of Japan's first facility dog trainers. Using videos of Bailey providing emotional support to the patients at a Yokohama children's clinic, she makes the case for bringing dogs (and their healthcare professional handlers) into hospitals everywhere.

The "Dementia Village" That's Redefining Elder Care

How would you prefer to spend the last years of your life: in a sterile, hospital-like institution or in a village with a supermarket, pub, theater and park within easy walking distance? The answer seems obvious now, but when Yvonne van Amerongen helped develop the groundbreaking Hogeweyk dementia care center in Amsterdam 25 years ago, it was seen as a risky break from tradition. Journey with van Amerongen to Hogeweyk and get a glimpse at what a reimagined nursing home based on freedom, meaning and social life could look like.

How To Make Stress Your Friend

Nursing is a stressful profession. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal talks about how new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. She urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

Do You Ask Doctors Nursing Questions?

Carissa Enright discusses how often patients don’t understand the differences between the role of a Nurse and that of a Doctor. This veteran Nurse will empower patients to ask their healthcare providers the right questions through examples in her own story.

We hope you enjoy these TED talks! Do you have any favorites you want to share with us? Comment below, we would love to hear from you.

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