The latest issue of the Patient Safety Journal is now out. The World Health Organization originally declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse, marking the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, but they extended it for another year in recognition of nurses’ vital role in patient care during the pandemic. In this issue, one nurse shares what it is like on the front lines and the toll it has taken on her mental health—a deeply personal and painful story, yet a traumatic experience shared by many nurses around the United States.
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