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The alarming fact that 300 nurses in the UK had committed suicide in the past seven years was recently highlighted in the press.
Improved patient outcomes are dependent on safe nurse staffing levels as well as not substituting registered nurses with lower qualified categories of nurses and support staff.
A petition by doctors against pay increases, nurses reporting themselves for poor standards of care, pilot projects to determine proper staffing ratios, and a drop in the number of students applying for nursing programs, have all followed in the wake of the stir caused by the overworked Quebec nurse’s cry for help on Facebook in January this year.
PTSD is as prevalent amongst nurses working in ICU as in war veterans.
After yet another exhausting nightshift, Émilie Ricard, a 24-year old nurse from Quebec in Canada, shared a post to her friends on Facebook.
Nurses who report poor health, and specifically depression, are more likely to make medical errors, according to recent information published by the Ohio State University.
In line with this year’s Nurses Week, with the theme “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit”, here are some great tips you can use to keep up with the demands of your work without compromising your well-being.
Before you agree to another demand, here are five tips on how nurses can say no.
To give you an idea of how demanding it is to be a nurse in today’s society, here are five of the biggest problems nurses are facing.