Nurses going through menopause: 6 ways to be a supportive boss
Most nurse managers know someone who’s experiencing menopause or perimenopause – find out about the help nurses should expect, plus tips on offering staff support
With a mainly female workforce, many of whom are aged in their 40s and 50s, there is a good chance that every nurse manager will have at least one colleague in their team who is going through the menopause. And generally speaking, many nurses will have a menopausal colleague.
‘Bring the menopause up and talk about it to lift the culture of silence that still exists, even in a workforce of mainly women’
Katharine Gale, director of FluxState
As women’s sex hormones start to decline, this can cause a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms (see box,