Why being an overweight nurse matters – and what to do about it
Lynne Pearce Health journalist
Advice on how to access healthy food, plan for night shifts and get the support you need at work
Obesity is one of the most significant health problems facing the general population, and nursing staff are mirroring the trend. Poor access to nutritious food, especially for staff working at night or in the community, and long, often understaffed, shifts with inadequate breaks are key issues.
Nursing Standard. 35, 3, 56-58. doi: 10.7748/ns.35.3.56.s22