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Nursing is in crisis

Watch Kim Craig, Lead Educator, describe the central role of nursing in critical situations and the importance for nurses to be prepared for the many challenges they may face. Nursing …

Violence

A significant source of stress for nurses is workplace violence, which can trigger the decision to leave nursing, thus contributing to an already depleted profession. In this section we consider …

Recognising and managing stress at work

Having read the paper ‘Sources and Effects of Work-related Stress’ by Moustaka and Constantinidis, you will be aware of the need to better understand how we can translate knowledge about …

Sources of stress

One of the first steps in the management and reduction of stress is to identify the main stress factors. Read Sources and Effects of Work-related Stress in Nursing, available in …

Stress: a personal perspective

Having established key issues in nursing, we will explore each of these in more detail, starting with stress. In this first section we explore factors that contribute towards stress in …

Summary of Week 1

Congratulations on completing this week and thank you for joining us. This week you have: identified the key challenges facing nursing today discussed situations causing stress in nursing and approaches …

Case study: migration

Having looked at the impact of migration across a number of key countries, we now examine its effects in more detail using a region where migration has been particularly dramatic. …

Pros and cons of migrating

Having discussed motivations for moving to other countries to work, we will explore the advantages and disadvantages of this phenomenon, not only to nurses but also to source and recipient …

Why do nurses migrate?

As we discussed in the previous step, it is not just financial considerations that motivate nurses to move. In this video Franklin Ehiwobu, an MSc student at Coventry University and …

Migration of nurses

The previous section focused on violence in nursing and the stress that it causes. One of the consequences of stress is that nurses seek opportunities in other parts of the …

Cause/effect

There are not enough nurses in the world to meet the ever-growing need. Demand for nursing care is rising, while large numbers of nurses are leaving the profession and too …