Nurses are torn. Ethical dilemmas meet them at every corner—a lack of PPE, determining which patients receive ventilators, no family at the bedside for dying patients. This list could go on and on.
We can't ignore the psychological impact this is having on nurses, leading to grief, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. By understanding the science behind feeling the way we do, nurses can better embrace high-stress situations and become authors of their emotions—writing their own script for emotional well-being.