Work life balance for nurse managers

We have seen a lot of interest in nursing staff burnout lately, both through searches that find this blog and our other blog (TravelNursingBlogs.com), but also in the media and healthcare blogosphere in general, and in nursing forums and social networks. It is obvious that the economy and change in working conditions for nurses is …

Do staffing levels affect incidences of workplace violence in healthcare facilities?

According to a recent story in the New York Times, low staffing levels in facilities combined with the nationwide nursing shortage increase the risk of an assault. The article also notes that nurses and other personal care workers suffer injuries from these attacks at a rate 12 times higher than the overall private sector. Nurses …