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Self Care RIG
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The purpose of this RIG is to advance the research and scholarship related to the practices, methods, theories, and outcomes in promoting self-care among nurses, healthcare providers, and patients. This RIG will address:

  • Self-care in health, wellness and well-being
  • Integrative and holistic self-care technologies
  • The impact of self-care for the inter-professional health care providers, educators and their students
  • The relationship and impact of self-care on symptom management and satisfaction of the patients and families the health care provider serves
  • The influence of self-care on the organizations in which nurses practice and study, their ability to work well together

Who Should Join?

  • Nurse scientists, clinical scholars and students with an interest and commitment to advance self-care research, scholarship, and clinical practice.

Overall/Long Term Goals

Our goals are to explore self-care practices and the breadth, depth, and rigor of this emerging body of knowledge. The RIG will provide a forum for developing research and scholarship that is translatable for nurses and other health care professionals. The work of the section will also address the efficacy of self-care practice to improve student and nurse well-being, nurse workforce retention, patient health outcomes, and healthcare cost effectiveness. The section encourages networking among educators, researchers, clinicians and students



  1. Enhance RIG communication
  2. Identify potential collaborators within the RIG

Future/Three-year Plan...

  1. Prepare for guaranteed symposium in 2020
  2. Continue to offer RIG Awards
  3. Offer mentorship to those who are interested
  4. Recruit new members

2018-2019 RIG Contacts

Chair  Lenette Jones
Chair-Elect Linda Burdette
Tamara Small

Past Chair 

Lenette Jones
Grant Rep Julia Chang
Denise Hershey
Eleanor Rivera
Carli Zegers

2018-2019 RIG Awards to be Offered

Opens: To be announced
Closes:To be announced

Dissertation Award
New Investigator Award
Mid-Career Award
Senior Investigator Award

To apply, please email your application to the RIG Chair

Questions? Please email the RIG Chair

RIG Minutes/Meeting Summary

Click here to view the Self Care RIG minutes from the 2016 Annual Conference.

Click here to view the minutes from the 2017 Annual Research Conference.

Click here to view the minutes from the 2018 Annual Research Conference.

RIG LinkedIn Page

To join the Self Care LinkedIn page, click here.

RIG Listserv

A listserv is similar to a "group" email. When something is sent to the Listserv address, it is received by all subscribers assigned to the listserv. New and renewing members who choose to volunteer on a RIG will be automatically subscribed to the RIG's Listserv. Those who do not renew their dues with be automatically unsubscribed. The Listserv is updated weekly so it is always current.

RIG Group Pages

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