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It has been a difficult year for nurses, but there are some bright spots on the horizon
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It has been a difficult year for nurses, but there are some bright spots on the horizon

The festive season is here and most nurses will, at some point, work over the holiday period.

Nurses sometimes struggle to blend the pressures of the party season and their professional roles to ensure that their family and friends do not lose out.

Judiciously juggling competing pressures is a nursing skill, honed to perfection in the NHS.

But even the best advanced planning can go awry, and this is one reason that the season can be so stressful, particularly for families.

Pressure of expectation

Along with the celebration, many parents may feel the pressure of expectation and the fear of not living up to it.

This is especially the case for parents who live on the margins – single

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