How coping at all costs can lead to ‘toxic positivity’
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How coping at all costs can lead to ‘toxic positivity’

Jennifer Trueland Health journalist

A relentless ‘stay positive’ approach at work can be not only unhelpful but also damaging for patients and colleagues

Have you ever tried to tell a colleague that you are feeling bad about something and been told to look on the bright side because things could be worse? Or told a patient ‘not to worry’?

Nursing Standard. 36, 6, 67-69. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.6.67.s23

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