Unsupported and burnt out: why mental health nursing is in crisis
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Unsupported and burnt out: why mental health nursing is in crisis

Pavan Amara Nurse, midwife and health journalist

Mental health nurses face huge caseloads, high staff turnover and shortages, and burnout. How can the specialty turn itself around?

Registered mental health nurses working in acute, community and rehabilitation settings describe how overwhelming caseloads, lack of support and a working culture that treats them like children are all factors pushing them to leave the tough reality of the NHS behind.

Mental Health Practice. 27, 4, 8-10. doi: 10.7748/mhp.27.4.8.s3

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