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Angry nurses have more MSDs - and there's a link to social demands / support

Gabrielle Lis

Nurses who think they offer their colleagues more support than they get in return are more likely to be angry, and develop an MSD, than those who describe a fair balance.

Midwifery and nursing professionals make 6.2 claims for musculoskeletal (MSD) injury per million hours worked, compared to a national average of 4.2.  At first, researchers interested in understanding the disproportionate occurrence of MSDs amongst nurses focused on the physical demands of the role, such as lifting, long periods of standing and exhaustion. However, awareness has grown of the ways in which the psychosocial characteristics of...

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