The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses states "the nursing profession is committed to promoting health, welfare, and safety of all people."1 Nurses play an important role in promoting the health of others, yet studies indicate that many do not incorporate healthy behaviors into their own lives.2 In fact, a recent article in highlighted the need for nurses to practice self-care to improve their personal health and wellness, which can contribute to greater satisfaction in both their work and personal lives.3 The first author of this paper (Tamara) is a registered nurse and an administrator in nursing education, whereas the second author (DJ) is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose work focuses on various forms of leisure. We have teamed up here to discuss the importance of leisure among nurses. Healthy leisure is important among patients, yet it also remains beneficial for professionals as well.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Leadership and Management