The toll emotional labour is taking on nurses’ mental health
Ian Hulatt Consultant editor, RCNi journal Mental Health Practice
Bad backs used to be considered the occupational hazard of nursing, but scrutiny and expectation weigh more heavily these days
It used to be a common complaint among nurses – after years of lifting and bending – that our lower backs suffered. Indeed, my generation of nurses would often shrug off back pain as an ‘occupational hazard’ and find our new friends at yoga classes or the chiropractor.
Nursing Standard. 34, 11, 41-41. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.11.41.s15