Managing emotions at work

Good nurses need to detach themselves, says Nicola Davies

Good nurses need to detach themselves, says Nicola Davies.

Abstract

Every nurse is taught during training to put their emotions to one side when making decisions about patient care. Objectivity enables nurses to make evidence-based decisions. However, remaining objective is not easy.

Here are some tips for remaining objective and emotionally aware.

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This article was first published in print in Nursing Standard: 26 August 2015, volume 29, issue 52.

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