139 career articles posted so far
Posted 14 Feb 2014
Depending on who you ask, night shifts can be anything from quiet and an all-round okay experience, to "the shift of the devil". With this in mind, asking was exactly what we decided to do. We sent out a message across our social networks to see how many of our connections worked nights and exactly what they thought of it. The results, some of which are detailed below, show just how varied opinions are on the oft-dreaded night shift!
Posted 10 Feb 2014
Fatigue could be described as the scourge of the healthcare profession. Caused predominantly by a lack of good quality sleep, it is a physical and mental condition which manifests in the form of energy loss, overwhelming tiredness and impaired cognitive functioning. Understandably, fatigue remains a serious worry for medical staff, particularly those that need to stay alert during night shifts.
Posted 16 Jan 2014
The nursing profession is naturally close to our hearts and constant media attention ensures that it's never far from public consciousness. While the vast majority of the public appreciates the skill, care and dedication demonstrated by our nurses, the continual negative headlines must have an effect on perception, both among the public and healthcare practitioners.
Posted 14 Jan 2014
Many frontline jobs, especially those within healthcare and the emergency services, have seen the amount of paperwork needed for the job increase immeasurably. In recent years, there has seemed to be an ever-increasing number of complaints from doctors, nurses, paramedics, police officers and firefighters, all of whom argue that the amount of time they get to spend actually doing the job for which they are qualified is diminishing.
Posted 02 Jan 2014
A new year demands a new start and if you're not happy with your current nursing role, it might be time to make a change in that department. Although the job market has improved considerably recently, it's still pretty tough out there and therefore very competitive.