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Nurses face many challenges throughout their professional nursing careers, and remaining positive amidst the storm can feel daunting. When nurses get together over a meal or a drink after work, the talk can frequently turn negative. In a community of nurses, it is generally accepted that a certain amount of moaning and complaining is the norm, and many of us can attest to the fact that these conversations can sometimes be fairly strident in tone. While complaining allows an individual to psychologically unburden themselves, there is often a point when such negativity becomes counter-productive. Nurses can easily collude with one another regarding how horrible hospital administration may be, but such talk – when unchecked – can cause a ripple effect that colours everyone’s work experience with a cloud of anger and resentment.
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