The menopause is a normal biological stage in a woman’s life that is often accompanied by physical and psychological symptoms, such as hot flushes and low mood. Symptoms vary widely between women, and can be unpleasant, burdensome and distressing. Many women going through the menopause remain in employment and some will experience symptoms that adversely affect them in their working lives. Menopausal symptoms can also be exacerbated by work and working conditions.
This article describes the common symptoms of the menopause and how they may affect women at work, including nurses, as well as discussing what nurse leaders, employers and managers can do to support staff and enable them to continue to work comfortably and productively.
Nursing Management. 27, 1, 21-26. doi: 10.7748/nm.2019.e1893Correspondence
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