Real stories from nurses, midwives and nursing and midwifery students. Names have been changed to protect the anonymity of individuals and organisations. Submit your own personal story via our contact us page.

Experiencing professional burnout

Jack* is an Associate Nurse Unit Manager in a busy critical care unit, who lives and breathes his job. This is the story of his burnout and recovery.
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Associate Nurse Unit Manager

Helping a friend

Tony* is a nurse with extensive experience in Emergency Department and General Medicine as a Nurse Unit Manager. This is his story of trying to support a friend and colleague dealing with addiction.
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Registered nurse

Managers need support too!

Alison* is a midwifery manager, in a metropolitan hospital. This is her story of managing a difficult staffing situation.
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Midwifery manager