Over stressed, over worked, and now I’m injured and can no longer work at the bedside.
Editor’s note: This post is brought to you by Vickie Milazzo Institute.
Vickie L. Milazzo, RN, MSN, JD
A huge thank-you to everyone who took our survey “Are You Way Too Stressed Out?” A remarkable 3,312 of you took the time out of your busy day to complete the survey, and this high response rate highlights the seriousness of this issue to the nursing world.
The results of the survey reveal the dangerous levels of stress that RNs pervasively live with, both at work and in their personal lives. Lack of sleep, 12-hour shifts, night shifts, poor diets, unrealistic workloads, lack of authority at the workplace and unsupportive management are just some of the key contributors to the stress being experienced by RNs today.
RNs are neglected by a system that overworks, under-appreciates and marginalizes the experience of individuals who are the most connected to patients.
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