Tag: health and wellbeing

‘My truly sick patients’ safety was at risk:’ Overworked nurses seek burnout relief.

By Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer gchrist@plaind.com Eight years as a local emergency room nurse was enough. The high-stress career, coupled with staff shortages, pushed a local nurse to look for a different career in medicine. “It was too stressful and not worth it to me any longer. I felt like I was working so […]

Think you’ve got a tough job? Try being a nurse.

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning.  If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Modern-day nursing has come a long way since the days of its founder, Florence Nightingale. Today, the 400,000 nurses in health-care facilities […]

7 Things Nurses Deal with that Make Others Freak Out.

By: Lee Nelson Being a nurse involves seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and dealing with some of life’s not-so-pleasant things. Nurses face it all from the grossest to the most stunning situations that would make the normal person squirm or run. They build up an immunity to it, but it’s still something that can make them very […]