Older nurses: do the demands of the job justify more support?
With more nurses working beyond retirement age, it’s worth considering the physical, mental – and tech – challenges they might face
A nurse was recently suspended for failing to carry out CPR on a collapsed patient.
In her defence, she said she was ‘too old’ to employ the emergency procedure. But is this a valid plea?
Many more nurses working past retirement age
Roughly one sixth of those in the nursing workforce are working beyond retirement age and could be described as ‘senior’, so it makes you wonder if older nurses merit special consideration.
I worked until my late sixties, and it was not so much my general fitness