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How is your health and wellbeing?

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Do you feel healthier and happier than you did last year, or are you more stressed and unhealthy? Are you doing more exercise, or drinking too much? Is your employer doing enough to look after its nursing staff?

Nursing Times is carrying out the latest in its series of annual wellbeing surveys that aim to provide a yardstick on how the country’s nurses view the state of their own health and wellbeing, and the factors that are affecting it.

Your input is really appreciated in helping us carry out this research.

 

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Readers' comments (5)

  • My health is quite good, but it is DESPITE my profession, which is often counterproductive to my health.

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  • Same here Mike, but it is more down to making the effort to eat healthily and exercise plenty, rather than the job we do as it has many detrimental effects on our health and wellbeing.

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  • Anonymous | 27-Apr-2011 8:00 pm exactly what I meant, I do make the effort to eat healthy and train very regularly, but that is mostly because I have always done that even before becoming a Nurse (god help those Nurses who are not in the habit of living healthily) and as I said the job is very counterproductive to things like that. It involves an often difficult juggling process to make the effort. The profession as a whole (and by profession I mean trusts and managers) should be making much more of an effort to ensure the health and wellbeing of its staff.

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  • I always have done as it would be unnatural to me to not exercise or eat healthily. So many nurses don't take any exercise of any kind, and so are missing out on the feel good
    factor and stress relief that it can bring, not to mention the added benefits of weight control.

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  • My last position within the NHS led me to feel so stressed that I was not sleeping properly, I was anxious and tearful most of the time, so my answer to that is a definite NO, my employer did not "look after me". I am now working in a non NHS organisation which at least treats you like a human being and so my health has improved this year. If someone had asked me 5 years ago would I ever leave the NHS the answer would have been an emphatic "no" but now I have no qualms about working in the private sector. After all is said and done, my health must come first.

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