Few Work-Based Resources Available For Ill, Depressed Nurses.

In the New York Times (7/6) “Well” blog, Pauline W. Chen, MD, writes that despite the physical demands of nursing, “there are few work-based resources for nurses who are ill or depressed. Few hospitals have preventive programs that mandate, for example, safe patient lifting practices or policies that support nurses who may be temporarily disabled.” Meanwhile, “nurse managers often have little training in how to handle nurses with health problems, and many staff nurses themselves are unaware of how they might recognize and help a colleague whose work is impaired by illness.”

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— “When It’s the Nurse Who Needs Looking After, “Pauline W. Chen, M.D., The New York Times, July 5, 2012.

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