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We Are Extinguishing Nurses’ Lifesaving Abilities

 In Nurses Weekly

Nurses are caring for a sicker and older population in an environment that generates burnout and depression. There are many lives on the line when nurses are overworked, including their own.

According to one study, the chances of a patient dying shoots up 7 percent and the chances of a nurse getting burned out climbs an astonishing 23 percent when he/she has more than a certain number of patients.

The following takes an in-depth look at why nurses are overworked, as well as how overworking nurses extinguishes their lifesaving impact and sometimes places their own lives in jeopardy.

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