Talking helps nurses cope with trauma
With research showing Schwartz rounds improve psychological well-being, cancer nurses explain how they benefit from the forums
- Schwartz rounds help staff share emotional and psychological impact of their work
- Confidential sessions allow staff to talk about difficult experiences
- Panel members share their stories and facilitator guides discussion with audience
When clinical liaison nurse Charlene Jones was faced with a 22-year-old patient who refused potentially life-saving cancer treatment, she felt upset and angry.
‘I work with 16 to 25 year olds and am well-used to non-compliance,’ says Ms Jones, a Teenage Cancer Trust clinical liaison nurse at the Christie Hospital in Manchester.
‘But this was the first time I had experienced out-and-out refusal of treatment. It just seemed crazy and incredibly upsetting to know we could have helped. I felt...
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