I was glad to read the discussion about workplace stress in “Care for the Caregivers” (Editorial, June). Maureen Shawn Kennedy raises important points regarding workplace conditions.
Stress among nurses is clearly an issue that cannot be ignored. I certainly agree that more health care organizations should facilitate the practice of mindfulness to reduce stress in the workplace. More importantly, we need legislation that mandates safe nurse staffing levels to ensure the safety of patients and nurses.
Stephanie Fowler, BSN, RN, CCRN, CEN