Maintaining Health of Understaffed Nurses

A study in the Journal of Nursing Management found that understaffed units caused higher rates of back pain and patient-handling injuries.

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Conclusions from the Journal of Advanced Nursing highlight that nurses in understaffed settings are more likely to experience symptoms of burnout, leading to decreased job satisfaction and poor overall health.

Emotional Toll and Burnout

Strategies for Overcoming UNDERSTAFFED Conditiions


Engage in regular self-care practices to alleviate stress. This can include activities like meditation, mobility training, deep breathing exercises, or any hobbies that are highly rewarding to you.

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Establish clear boundaries between work and personal life. Avoid overextending yourself and learn to say no when necessary.

Connect with your colleagues for emotional support and to share experiences. Discussing challenges and finding common ground can help you feel less isolated.