Exploring nurses’ well-being and strategies to support self-care

Date

2023-10-01

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Publisher

Royal College of Nursing

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Nurses experience a range of challenges in their practice that can adversely affect their well-being, for example work-related stress and workforce issues. These challenges may have been intensified by various factors, such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and shift working. This article considers the concept of well-being and explores nurses’ well-being in the context of ongoing stressors and workforce issues. It also examines some of the effects of shift work on nurses’ well-being and how these could be mitigated. The authors outline a range of self-care practices that nurses could engage in and consider how they may be supported in this by their line managers and healthcare organisations

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Keywords

burnout, clinical, health promotion, morale, nurses’ well-being, professional, professional issues, staff welfare, well-being, workforce

Citation

Tremayne, P. and de Bourg, L. (2023) Exploring nurses’ well-being and strategies to support self-care. Nursing Standard.

Rights

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England & Wales
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/

Research Institute

Institute of Health, Health Policy and Social Care