Creating a ‘take a break’ culture
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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

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