Making it easier for older nurses to stay
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Making it easier for older nurses to stay

Erin Dean Freelance health journalist

Flexible working, especially the option to do shorter hours, could help retain older nurses who want to continue working but feel burnt out

Three months after retiring at 55, renal nurse Julie Emerson found she missed working and took another post. But while keen to share the skills and experience built up over almost four decades, she has handed in her notice at her most recent job after struggling with 13-hour shifts.

Nursing Standard. 32, 12,18-20. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.12.18.s17

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