ANA and its Center for Health, Safety, and Wellness support Johns Hopkins’ “The Patient Promise” as we, too, hope to empower nurses to be stronger health, safety, and wellness role models, advocates, and educators for our patients, and for our families, our communities, and our work environments, as we take better care of ourselves physically, emotionally, spiritually, and professionally.
The Patient Promise (www.thepatientpromise.org/) is a unique, grassroots initiative that aims to improve patient health by first improving clinician health. It is an oath that clinicians can take promising themselves and their patients that they will "lead by example" by striving to adopt healthier lifestyle behaviors - such as regular physical activity, nutritious diet, stress management, and substance avoidance. The Patient Promise has partnered with many organizations and departments, including the American College of Preventive Medicine, Johns Hopkins, and UCSF, to promote healthy lifestyle practices among current and future clinicians. Join the close to 500 nurses, physicians, and other clinicians at more than 40 institutions who have committed to The Patient Promise...Sign it Today! (www.thepatientpromise.org/sign-the-promise.html).