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Nurse Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing

This is easy to read and, despite my initial reservations about the book being targeted at US readers, it is relevant to UK nursing

This is easy to read and, despite my initial reservations about the book being targeted at US readers, it is relevant to UK nursing.

When nurses enter the profession, they want to change people’s lives. This aim can get worn down after years of service, cutbacks, targets and work pressures. Nurse Burnout gives advice on looking after yourself and preventing emotional and physical exhaustion. However, I found the words of wisdom in the ‘practice pearls’ bullet points rather obvious, especially statements such as ‘listen to patients’. But on reflection, we need reminding about the fundamentals of nursing.

The book would be useful for nursing students, nurses completing postgraduate study and managers who have the power to drive changes in the workplace.

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