You can't not just think how tired you are after a long hour or working shifts. As long as you enjoy your work and see all the smile of your patients that will ease the pain and sufferings towards your work
It is sad to hear that their are incident like this. As a nurse we should still give that proper care until the last breathe of an individual. We must not disregard all the things that should be done and unfortunately those basic things are commonly neglected.
Comment on: Heart disease linked to overtime
Everything that is overdone or overwork do have great effects. Overwork, overtime does affect our health and we must be very careful and must have a great concern in terms of our health. It is not good that we are sick while taking good care of our patients. :-)
Comment on: Profession divided over long shift benefits
12 hour shift to us nurses have big impact to our performance specially to our health. Maybe we can have shorter shift for us to provide sufficient care for our patients.
It's is really hard to cope in a very long hour of shift. But what will I do is that I prepare for myself and be ready for that day. I sleep well ,I eat good foods and drink lots of water. I always condition myself in the nature of my work and always think positive :-)