Why do Australian nurses opt to switch to agency nursing, casual pool, on-demand or casual nursing shifts? And what type of nurses are best suited to working this way?
Nursing, irrespective of how you work - whether you’re a full-time staff nurse or work via a nursing agency - can be stressful, fast-paced, full-on and requires vast amounts of responsibility, energy and focus. Vocations such as nursing can make a person more prone to struggling with anxiety, workplace stress and major depression. With depression estimated to impact 18% of people in developed nations, a higher prevalence for women, and typically presenting in younger adults - we ask - who is nursing the nurses?