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A personal reflection: the difficult decision to leave critical care nursing.
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PMID:  23042467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
At some point in their careers, all critical care nurses will decide that it is time for them to leave critical care nursing. Whether this decision happens because of role change, retirement, or burnout, the decision can be a difficult one. This article explains my decision to leave the pediatric critical care unit and explores some of the reasons nurses leave critical care.
Michael D Aldridge
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1538-8646     ISO Abbreviation:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211489     Medline TA:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  330-5     Citation Subset:  N    
Michael D. Aldridge, MSN, RN, CNS, CNE, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Concordia University Texas, where he teaches pediatric nursing. He worked in pediatric critical care nursing for 11 years and now teaches full time and maintains his clinical practice in a pediatric dialysis clinic. He is also a doctoral student at The University of Northern Colorado School of Nursing. Mr Aldridge also serves as a reviewer of manuscripts for Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.
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