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Burnout in nursing: compassion fatigue affects managers too

How trying to ease constant pressures on healthcare teams since the pandemic began has affected nurse managers, plus how to spot the signs and seek support

How trying to ease constant pressures on healthcare teams, especially since the pandemic began, has affected nurse managers, plus how to spot the signs and seek support

  • Managers may be adept at recognising and addressing compassion fatigue and burnout in team members, but not themselves
  • The signs that you may be experiencing compassion fatigue or burnout, and how to seek support from your line manger
  • Accessing Schwartz rounds can be difficult, but reflection is vital – tips for coping with the emotional burden of management
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When Aly Foyle was working as a sister on a busy outpatient cancer unit, small, uncharacteristic changes started to creep into her working practice.

She started

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