Nurse engagement is the measure of a nurse’s commitment to their job, their employer, and the nursing profession as a whole. On-the-job engagement plays a vital role in delivering quality patient-centered care. If nurses lack engagement, the quality of care the patient receives is likely to suffer.
The trauma nurses experience extends beyond PTSD to a condition called vicarious trauma, the end result of the constant compassion fatigue they experience at work. The good news is that there are things nurses can do to outwit their negative brains, boost their happy hormones, relieve stress, and cope better.