In a previous article, Kate Upton reported that, in her recent study, nearly 50% of a sample of acute medical care hospital nurses were identified as suffering from compassion fatigue (CF), and today askes, how can it be combated?
Despite taking a new role and an inevitable increase in responsibility, Beck Sherrington is still dedicated to working on the front line.
Time to implement the lessons learnedSubscription
Dr Ben Thomas looks at the case of Richard Handley and how important it is for the system to learn from its mistakes.
Clearing up the confusion over 'frailty'Subscription
Frailty has become a focus for many clinicians and policy makers in recent years but the word is often poorly understood by both healthcare staff and people living with frailty, explains Dawne Garrett.
Recruiting the right nurses can be a tricky task, so Carly Huish and colleagues came up with a new way to do it.
I am proud that chief nurses and HR directors are focusing on retention – many have done so for a while. Now we have a movement underway to act collectively as a profession to retain our staff.
I’m having coffee with a nurse friend. She has been doing what she does for 15 years and can’t remember the last time her feet didn’t hurt. She is on her fourth espresso and has the wide-eyed stare of a kitten that has just seen wool for the first time. She leans across the table and says; “I’m thinking of making a break for it.”
Reasons to value the graduate nurseSubscription
There has been much debate recently about the role of nurses, and whether nursing being a graduate profession has led to a lack of compassion in the nursing workforce.
Nursing staff are all too aware of the significant challenge wound care poses but it is only in recent years that this burden is becoming more apparent to the wider healthcare system, explains Jacqui Fletcher.
Sex and sexuality may not be easy topics to broach, but nurses should be more aware of these important areas of care and more prepared to discuss potential issues with patients, says Lynn Buckley