Depression in hospital-employed nurses

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Depression impacts 9.4% of the adult population in the United States, but researchers at the University of North Carolina discovered that hospital-employed nurses have higher rates of depressive symptoms than the national norm. The goal of their study was to determine the prevalence of depression in a random sample of nurses to determine individual and workplace characteristics associated with depression. The authors believe that screening and early intervention of nurse depression is required to ensure a high-quality workforce.

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Letvak S, Ruhm CJ, McCoy T. (2012) “Depression in hospital-employed nurses.” Clin Nurse Spec., 2012 May: 26(3): 177-82.

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