Thank you for your editorial, “Monitoring the Health of Critical Care Nurses: Are You Up to the Challenge?” (August 2007:10, 12). I appreciate the message and the tool provided. I am very interested in helping the nurses I work with find ways to deal with the stress of daily work. Being angry, eating doughnuts, drinking coffee, smoking (and smoldering), and holding the tension in or just sucking it up to take on the next crisis is not healthy behavior. I believe the health of nurses should be a speciality of its own because we are a different and unique group—a very special group.

A daily format to help remind nurses that we have choices about how to go through the workday is appealing; perhaps not an interdisciplinary care plan but something for and about us. As nurses, we tend...

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