How to switch off at the end of your shift
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How to switch off at the end of your shift

Erin Dean Health journalist

Advice and techniques to help you avoid taking work worries and concerns home with you

At the end of a shift, some nurses find it difficult to leave worries or concerns about the day behind. Switching off has become especially hard for nurses amid COVID-19. However, constantly worrying about or going over what happened that day, or how a patient is faring, is unlikely to make for restful downtime before the next shift.

Nursing Standard. 36, 1, 14-16. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.1.14.s10

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