How COVID-19 is affecting nurses’ mental health
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How COVID-19 is affecting nurses’ mental health

Elaine Tomlins Nurse consultant in chemotherapy, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Alison Farmer @towertalk Psycho-oncology clinical nurse specialist, University Hospital Southampton

As lockdown is lifted, nurses will need to focus on their well-being to develop accessible support

One year ago, an internal email was sent to staff in cancer care in our hospital in Southampton warning of the risk of psychological distress created by the pandemic. Today, after many months of work and life shaped by COVID-19, nurses’ brains are flooded with cortisol.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 20, 4, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/cnp.20.4.12.s6

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