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Nurses and depression

At a rate of 18%, nurses are twice as likely to experience depression as the general public, according to a study published recently in the journal Clinical Nurse Specialist.

“Those experiencing depression are also more accident-prone and less able to perform mental or interpersonal tasks, a fact that concerns researchers due to the likelihood that a nurse’s depression could have serious ramifications for coworkers and patient care,” according to a blog post on the subect at The Leaders’ Lounge [1]