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In Your Workplace

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Returning to work after Christmas, I am feeling anxious, irritable and impatient with others. My caseload has increased, but my community nurse colleagues seem so much more able to cope and more committed to their jobs. Am I in the wrong career?

Let me assure you,this is not a reflection on your nursing vocation. It is more likely that you are experiencing stress. Stress is one of the main reasons for absence in the NHS. In last year's NHS survey, 30 per cent of NHS staff reported suffering from some form of stress.

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