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How nurses can help colleagues during real-life dramas

Providing the right support for a fellow nurse who is struggling can be a difficult balance, but just listening is a good start
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Providing the right support for a fellow nurse who is struggling can be a difficult balance, but just listening is a good start

After years of working in healthcare, I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that my guilty pleasure hasn’t changed – I still love a good medical drama.

Despite knowing that facts and procedures are often on the edge of what is considered ‘artistic licence’, rarely a week goes by without me tuning in.

One aspect I particularly enjoy is that when a colleague has a problem, the whole team immediately rallies round. Regardless of the mayhem going on in these fictitious hospitals, all the nurses and doctors seem like one big family.

But we all know that real life is not that simple.

Under pressure

No matter how long the shift, there never seems to be

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