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Content tagged with Emotional labour

The Emotional Labour of Caring for Patients at the End of Life

Deborah Holman

Nurses’ emotional commitment to their patients contributes to the quality and excellence of nursing care and enhances the nurse–patient relationship. Nurses are expected to manage their emotions in order to present a professional demeanour and maintain professional boundaries, while at the same time provide genuine caring behaviour to their patients.... Read full article

Death and Dying in Intensive Care: Emotional Labour of Nurses

Lucy Ryan, Jane Seymour

Intensive care unit (ICU) nursing is associated with emotional labour. ICU nurses regularly care for dying patients. End-of-life care (EoLC) can be a major cause of stress in ICU, particularly in relation to the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, managing the transition from curative care to EoLC and dealing with the... Read full article

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