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In the nursing news this week is a provocative study out of the U.K. that speaks to a nurses ability to recognize when a patient is depressed or experiencing emotional distress. Our nurse panelists look at the whole of mental health assessment, nursing care, and treatments in the course of our discussion.

The discussion also looks at an article about a Canadian nurse who earned $127,000 in OVERTIME pay as a nurse. Do nurses not know when too much overtime is hurting our ability to perform good patient care? Are our health care facilities taking care of us when they constantly call on someone to work overtime? Listen to our nurse panelists and their take on these stories in this episode.

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On the panel this week:

Terri Polick, RN, Author of Nurse Ratched’s Place blog

Kim McAllister, BSN, RN, Author of the Emergiblog

Lovlei McKinnie, of “The Dog Ate My Care Plan” nursing student blog.

Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, RN, NREMTP, BA, AAS managing director of the ProMed Network and host of the Nursing Show

Join us as we delve in to our week’s topic.

Links from the show:

Detecting Depression in Our Patients – Do We Fail?

How Much Nurse OT Pay is Too Much OT Pay?


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