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