NURSING is at the heart of health care, and the health care system in countries all over the world.
According to the World Health Statistics Report (WHO, 2013), there are approximately 29 million nurses and midwives in the world, with 3.9 million of these in the United States. However, a recent report by The American Nurses Association (ANA, 2018) states that there will be more registered nurse jobs available through 2022 than any other profession in the United States.
A nursing crisis is a growing concern globally with more nurses leaving the profession than new nurses joining it. Statistics show that nursing is no longer perceived as being the “job for life” it once was. In fact, more and more nurses are not retiring but walking away from the profession under the age of forty and not returning.
Why are so many nurses leaving?
Seen by many as a caring profession and perhaps more of a vocation than a job, nursing involves a lot of energy, focus, and a great deal of responsibility. It is often difficult, stressful, tiring, and fast-paced.
With an aging workforce and an increasingly aging population, the job can take its toll on nurses, causing physical strain, social isolation due to chronic overtime and long shifts, fatigue, a reduction in immune health, and general frustration and dissatisfaction, or other mental health issues.
Essential Oils are an effective and natural way that nurses can support themselves in their working life and family life.
In this class we will discuss how Essential Oils can provide help for health issues that many nurses face, and which can often be just a part of the job.
QUESTION – WHAT IS ONE AREA OF YOUR HEALTH YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR?