Nursing is a relatively well defined role with an ever expanding and evolving variety of duties and responsibilities within that, and nowhere is that more true than in the increasingly challenging nursing home environment.
Nursing is a difficult profession, and any given shift can see any nurse dealing with so many patients it can be very hard not to reduce them to their illnesses or injuries in an attempt to deal with the sheer amount of information they have to juggle.
Giving palliative care and nursing a patient during their last days can be one of the most rewarding parts of any nurse’s career, but seeing death on a daily basis can also be one of the most emotionally and psychologically stressful and demanding parts of the job, and it can be crippling if not dealt with.
Attending a Coroner’s Inquest may feel like a daunting prospect for nurses, but it is sometimes a necessary part of the nursing role, in order that the death of a patient or resident can be fully explored and cause of death determined.
Workplace bullying is a serious issue in the nursing profession and is a hard daily reality for many nurses that when not dealt with in a correct and timely manner, can have devastating effects on nursing careers and physical and emotional wellbeing.