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Team support and defusing

This video, created for a nurse in charge or nurse manager, shows a nurse in charge role-playing the psychological preparation of their team for a routine nursing shift, as well as a supportive close down of a difficult shift.

The video comes with a supporting leaflet for nurse managers, outlining practical nursing shift management guidelines that support defusing principles. An exemplification of the use of this leaflet’s contents is modelled in the video.

Page last updated - 20/10/2019