#WeNurses - Thursday 13th December 2018 8pm (GMT Standard Time) Balancing nursing and the festive period

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Christmas and New Year is a busy time for everyone but many people get to enjoy some festive downtime however for nurses work goes on! Juggling festive activities and responsibilities and shifts can make for one exhausting and stressful Christmas period.  This tweetchat aims to explore some the festive period from a nursing perspective and ask the following questions:

  • Are you on duty of off duty this Christmas?
  • How do you negotiate a Christmas off duty you are not happy with?
  • What does Christmas look like in your clinical area? How do you make it special for the people we care for and colleagues? 
  • How do you balance Christmas shopping, parties, family time and shifts?
  • How do you find time for yourself and practice self- compassion over the Christmas period? 
  • What are you top tricks and tips for getting through the Christmas period as a nurse? 





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@WeCYPnurses
13 December 2018 20:03
Interesting chat with @wenurses on now via #wenurses.... all about nursing at christmas... do join in :)
@StudentNurseEms
13 December 2018 20:04
Q1: off duty, but only coz I am a student and its the way my course falls :) #WeNurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:05
It's #WeNurses thursday and this evening we are talking about "Balancing nursing and the festive period" Prechat he… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1073307819921866758
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:05
@StudentNurseEms How do others feel around you? what have you picked up about nursing at christmas Emma? #wenurses
@WeLDnurses
13 December 2018 20:06
RT @WeNurses: It's #WeNurses thursday and this evening we are talking about "Balancing nursing and the festive period" Prechat here https:/…
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:07
We'll be working through these questions tonight via #WeNurses Join us by clicking on and adding #wenurses to your… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1073308498342109186
@AgencyNurse
13 December 2018 20:09
@WeNurses #wenurses Been a while since I've had a duty rota, but with a family now I've done my years of christmas… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1073308947287822338
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:10
Interesting point.... what do we think? #wenurses
@WeSchoolNurses
13 December 2018 20:10
RT @AgencyNurse: @WeNurses #wenurses Been a while since I've had a duty rota, but with a family now I've done my years of christmas nursing…
@FN1820
13 December 2018 20:10
RT @WeNurses: We'll be working through these questions tonight via #WeNurses Join us by clicking on and adding #wenurses to your tweets :)…
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:11
How long have you been nursing Sophie, how do you approach planning to nurse over the festive periods? #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
13 December 2018 20:19
@WeNurses #wenurses there's so much more to do for care home residence, the local engagement in the home and all th… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1073311369674584064
@ph_wilson1
13 December 2018 20:19
@WeNurses I'm on call boxing day. But otherwise got nice break this year! #wenurses
@HippyMamaSophie
13 December 2018 20:19
@LeaBasra @WeNurses That’s beautiful #WeNurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:20
that's really lovely to hear Lea, thanks for sharing :) #wenurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:20
@HippyMamaSophie do you think camaraderie increases? #wenurses
@HippyMamaSophie
13 December 2018 20:21
One year when I was district nursing we had a list of patients that were alone at Christmas and made sure they had a visit. #WeNurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:21
@ph_wilson1 Enjoy Phil :) is that extra special because you have worked christmas before? #wenurses.
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:22
lovely #wenurses :)
@HippyMamaSophie
13 December 2018 20:22
@WeNurses It can do. Depends really. If it’s uncomfortably busy then I think staff moral can be affected. #wenurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:22
RT @HippyMamaSophie: @WeNurses It can do. Depends really. If it’s uncomfortably busy then I think staff moral can be affected. #wenurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:28
We know the focus changes, the tweetchats for one get quieter. The festive period changes so many aspects of our time :) #wenurses
@schoolnurse17
13 December 2018 20:30
Nice to see everyone wearing Christmas hats and getting into the Christmas spirit #wenurses
@SamSherrington
13 December 2018 20:30
@WeNurses Joyful and fun - exciting and hard work #wenurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:31
so true :) #wenurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:31
RT @SamSherrington: @WeNurses Joyful and fun - exciting and hard work #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
13 December 2018 20:34
@WeNurses online shopping!!!!! :) How did I cope before???? #wenurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:35
@AgencyNurse @LeaBasra sounds like both have it sorted :) #wenurses
@HippyMamaSophie
13 December 2018 20:38
@AgencyNurse @WeNurses Haha so true!! #wenurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:39
oh that's such a great tip!!! Thanks @HippyMamaSophie :) #WeNurses
@clarepricedowd
13 December 2018 20:40
#wenurses staff celebration awards today @NHSLeadership and a patient with their manager sharing their story with s… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1073316653633626113
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:40
RT @clarepricedowd: #wenurses staff celebration awards today @NHSLeadership and a patient with their manager sharing their story with staff…
@LeaBasra
13 December 2018 20:45
@WeNurses Relax in bed and Watch a christmas movie ?????? #WeNurses done that for most of today
@ph_wilson1
13 December 2018 20:46
@LeaBasra @WeNurses We try to plan Christmas day, to be our day of relaxation. Peace on earth, not chaos! #wenurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:46
RT @ph_wilson1: @LeaBasra @WeNurses We try to plan Christmas day, to be our day of relaxation. Peace on earth, not chaos! #wenurses
@clarepricedowd
13 December 2018 20:46
@WeNurses #wenurses it’s all about planning. Believe it or not, it comes round in the same day each year!!!! Amazin… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1073318350711914497
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:48
@clarepricedowd Does that come under the "harsh but true" banner? :) #wenurses
@clarepricedowd
13 December 2018 20:51
#wenurses @WeNurses taking the dog for a ramble...get fresh air snd peace from the madness with a furry friend. Rec… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1073319450190012422
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:51
RT @clarepricedowd: #wenurses @WeNurses taking the dog for a ramble...get fresh air snd peace from the madness with a furry friend. Recharg…
@shutcake
13 December 2018 20:51
RT @clarepricedowd: #wenurses staff celebration awards today @NHSLeadership and a patient with their manager sharing their story with staff…
@clarepricedowd
13 December 2018 20:52
RT @WeNurses: @clarepricedowd Does that come under the "harsh but true" banner? :) #wenurses
@AgencyNurse
13 December 2018 20:53
RT @clarepricedowd: #wenurses @WeNurses taking the dog for a ramble...get fresh air snd peace from the madness with a furry friend. Recharg…
@RachMc1984
13 December 2018 20:54
@WeNurses @WeMHNurses #WeNurses
@clarepricedowd
13 December 2018 20:56
@WeNurses #wenurses cut yourself some slack.. it doesn’t matter if everything is not perfect, take time to spend t… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1073320742924754944
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:56
RT @clarepricedowd: @WeNurses #wenurses cut yourself some slack.. it doesn’t matter if everything is not perfect, take time to spend time…
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:56
@clarepricedowd perfect advice #wenurses
@WeNurses
13 December 2018 20:59
#wenurses perfect!!!!!




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