The problems facing the NHS have been years in the making: a result of poor decision-making, lack of political consensus and chronic underinvestment.
Nurses describe what it is like to work on the NHS frontline – and what the cost is to them.
Extending visits from nurses who can listen without judgement and offer practical, evidence-informed advice helps new parents who are experiencing adversity.
Research shows low male participation in the nursing workforce can stem from many sources, including reticence by career counsellors to recommend nursing as a career.
Nursing has long been seen as a vocation, not a skill. This impacts nursing staff and patients both.
The US has a growing demand for nurses. Yet nursing schools are turning away many qualified candidates.
Long-term solutions to the nursing shortage call for changes that value nurses and offer them a safe place to work.
Rates of burnout have increased alarmingly among health-care workers during the pandemic. Unless the system provides more support to its already depleted workforce, staff shortages may get worse.
COVID patients in ICU are younger, sicker and stay for longer than other critically unwell patients, affecting the entire hospital and its staff.
A school nurse’s caseload can vary dramatically based on a school’s size and the number of students dealing with chronic disease, poverty, housing insecurity and many other concerns.
To live well through and beyond the pandemic, we need to recognize the moral distress experienced by people, and especially health-care workers.
An effective oxygen system requires prompt recognition of who needs oxygen, a reliable oxygen supply and safe delivery to those who need it.
Nursing students are 90% female, often mature-age students who are still expected to carry most of the housework and childcare load while they study. Something has to give.
Nurses are not heroes – they are technically expert professional carers with unique skills. And they are struggling.
More patients die if there are fewer nurses available – so the UK must resolve its current shortage.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a spotlight on another US medical emergency: a serious shortage of nurses.
Social distancing can get tougher in the fall and winter. These simple steps can help keep you and your loved ones healthy.
Nurses are uniquely at risk of COVID-19, and are affected by many of the health inequalities that the pandemic has exposed. But no one is listening to them.
School nurses were already overwhelmed, with hundreds of students and staff in their charge. Now, COVID-19 screenings and testing have become their priority.
Using actors can provide nurses with valuable training dealing with a diverse set of patients.