How the pandemic accelerated nurse burnout
Nurses have been on the pandemic’s frontline, caring for patients during a shocking crisis.
Hopkins professor of nursing and bioethics Cynda Rushton describes the moral scars nurses carry in COVID’s wake, "When we feel as if what we are doing is either causing harm, directly or indirectly, not being able to provide the things we normally would for a patient or their family begins to erode our sense of both identity and our sense of integrity.”
Rushton leads the state’s R3 Resilient Nurses Initiative, aimed at halting burnout and lifting nurses’ well-being. Details about next month's production of 'The Nurse Antigone' here.
Plus, Greg Terry tells of the stress of tending patients, and why he left a hospital to be a travel nurse.
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