Presenteeism and feeling the pressure to ‘soldier on’
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Presenteeism and feeling the pressure to ‘soldier on’

Erin Dean Health journalist

Nurses tell us what makes them struggle into work even when they feel unwell, and how they fear backlash from their employers if they take time off sick

Four out of five (80%) nurses have gone to work in the past two years despite feeling too unwell to do so, a Nursing Standard survey suggests.

Nursing Standard. 37, 3, 19-21. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.3.19.s12

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