Nurses dedicate their careers to helping others, but sometimes the chronic stress of heavy workload and workplace trauma can erode well-being and impact health. We need to take care of ourselves as we provide complex health services to others.
Want to know if your work-life balance needs attention? Take the Canadian Mental Health Association's five-minute online test.
BCNU has negotiated supports for members who are struggling to find balance:
Taking regular breaks, limiting extra shifts, eating well and getting exercise are all ways to help nurses stay healthy. If the CMHA test gave you a troubling score, take action to build better work-life balance.
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