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When your attention starts to fracture, you're more likely to make an error. Although errors are the worst that can happen, constantly running from one fire to the next can be hard on the nurse emotionally. Burnout, compassion fatigue, and depression are epidemic in the profession, and this is why.

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<p>Nursing is a job that requires you to stay particularly focussed for certain tasks. However, it is so easy to become distracted and begin to multitask. When your attention starts to fracture, you are more likely to make an error. Although errors are the worst that can happen, constantly running from one fire to the next can be hard on the nurse emotionally. Burnout, compassion fatigue, and depression are epidemic in the profession, and this is why. Nurses can all-to-easily lose touch with their body or their minds. They care so much for others that they forget to care for </p>

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Lynda Lampert
Lynda is a registered nurse with three years experience on a busy surgical floor in a city hospital. She graduated with an Associates degree in Nursing from Mercyhurst College Northeast in 2007 and lives in Erie, Pennsylvania in the United States. In her work, she took care of patients post operatively from open heart surgery, immediately post-operatively from gastric bypass, gastric banding surgery and post abdominal surgery. She also dealt with patient populations that experienced active chest pain, congestive heart failure, end stage renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes and a variety of other chronic, mental and surgical conditions.
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Linda Collings
19 Oct 2020
This is very good. Lots to think about in relation to mental health, mindfulness and stress in nursing.
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Susanne Milchick
11 Aug 2021
Mindfulness has increased my confidence
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Sarah Marlow
11 May 2022
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A good and timely reminder of why self care is paramount to good nursing practice!
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Anthoula Franklin-Bergin
20 Apr 2020
The review covers different aspects of stress that can occur at work and how to effectively manage the stressors
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Jillian Houlahan
03 Nov 2021
good
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Rosemary O'Brien
04 Mar 2021
Great resource
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Sandra Woodley
17 Aug 2021
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
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Jill Babicci
12 May 2021
Good, useful reminders.
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