When caring never stops
It’s tough coping with loved ones’ health needs as well as a demanding nursing job – but flexible working and a supportive employer can make all the difference
Almost one in seven nurses missed work in the past 12 months because of caring commitments at home, a Nursing Standard survey suggests. And the burden of family caring can be greater for nurses because relatives may be keen to pass responsibilities on to ‘the nurse in the family’.
Nursing Standard. 35, 2, 19-21. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.2.19.s12