Creating a ‘take a break’ culture
Lynne Pearce Freelance health journalist
When nurses routinely skip breaks they put their health at risk, affecting themselves and their patients. Now some employers are promoting a culture change
Taking a break at work is increasingly seen as a bonus rather than a necessity, with some nursing staff reporting going hours without a drink and even struggling to find time to go to the toilet.
Nursing Standard. 33, 3,64-66. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.3.64.s29