There’s obvious stress that comes with the ongoing short staffing issues in nursing, but as I wrote this latest blog post for American Journal of Nursing, I realized my real ache in seeing colleagues leave, is something different and deeper.
I support each colleague w all my heart, and yet my heart feels all the loss behind that support.
I wept as I wrote this. The loss is so deeply personal. If you’re a nurse and you’ve been feeling something you’ve struggled to put your finger on as colleagues leave, beyond just the sheer numbers, this may be what you’ve been experiencing too.
You can read the whole blog post here.