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Caroline Shuldham: Nurses must remain emotionally engaged but protected from burnout 

Emotional engagement with patients is an important part of the nursing role, but the well-being of staff also needs to be high on the agenda, with managers ensuring measures are in place to support staff and protect them from burnout, says Caroline Shuldham

Emotional engagement with patients is an important part of the nursing role, but the well-being of staff also needs to be high on the agenda, with managers ensuring measures are in place to support staff and protect them from burnout, says Caroline Shuldham

At the end of 2017 an exhibition and book of photographs of nurses and patients on London’s first specialist ward for men with AIDS -related illnesses went on public display at London’s Fitzrovia Chapel.

Taken at the Middlesex Hospital in 1993, one of the most moving photos is of a nurse giving a patient a goodbye kiss before he left the ward.

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