Category Archives: Stress

Patient Safety Hindered by Low Nursing Staffing

Read the press release of concerned nurses at Tufts Medical Center in Boston: It is with great interest for the future of Tufts Medical Center in Boston that the registered nurses of this hospital respond to the pending retirement of … Continue reading

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A Bad Day in the Life of an Oncology Nurse

For nurses on the oncology floor, a good day means lunch around lunchtime and perhaps even a walk to the Starbucks across the street. On a bad day, lunch becomes an if rather than a when, and there may not … Continue reading

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Post traumatic stress disorder and heart disease

What causes post traumatic stress disorder? PTSD can follow sexual and physical assault, serious accidents and injuries, and natural disasters. Its symptoms fall into three categories: re-experiencing the traumatic event, emotional numbing and avoidance of traumatic reminders, and hyper-arousal, or … Continue reading

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