Anxiety and depression are expected to be the leading causes of missed work days worldwide in the next five years. International research indicates that nurses already have higher levels of depression and anxiety than the general population. Nursing Review explores the issue.
Bullying is prevalent in New Zealand workplaces and the ‘caring profession’ is far from an exception. Nursing Review reports on some challenging research on nurse bullying, some nurse leader thoughts on bullying and a nurse manager’s project to encourage nurses to be kinder to each other.
Nurse researcher JOCE STEWART believes some fun and camaraderie in the ward can only be healthy for both nurses and patients. Nursing Review shares tales of laughter, mischief and collegiality amongst nurses in the 1970s and 1980s from Stewart’s thesis oral history research.
PATRICIA McCLUNIE-TRUST looks at caring for nursing colleagues who are close to the edge and shares insights gathered from her research into Health Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal misconduct cases.
When it comes to smoking cessation tools, it seems there are mixed signals around e-cigarettes. Some argue they could be lifesavers for tobacco smokers struggling to quit; others argue they are a smokescreen for a new generation of problems. So what knowledge should nurses have on the subject? Nursing Review attempts to clear the air.
Nursing Review takes a quick look at the science of laughter before getting down to the serious stuff of sharing some nursing humour.
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