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The Challenge of Unreasonable Demands 

The Challenge of Unreasonable Demands
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The Challenge of Unreasonable Demands
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Mark Lazenby

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10.1093/med/9780199364541.003.0007
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date: 05 April 2020

The work of nursing places on nurses demands that sometimes are unreasonable. Low nurse-to-patient ratios, demanding patients, busy clinics—all of these put pressure on nurses. This pressure can lead to mistakes. The habit of trustworthiness, however, is a personal habit nurses can cultivate in themselves to meet these demands and still be a good nurse. It is also a habit the community of nurses goes to. In this way, the trustworthiness of the community of nurses, amid the demands of the work, empowers the profession of nursing.

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