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It records their initial expectations of mentoring their experiences during the mentoring processes and their evaluation of the process thereafter.
First, it evaluates factors within the work environment that may be seen to directly contribute to the occurrence of burn-out.
Secondly, it examines the extent to which the rate of burn-out is lower in public health nurses engaged in general nursing services compared to the level within community psychiatric nursing.
Suggested initial topic reading: Management of extreme weather circumstances: Perspectives from community care nursing The effects of weather on patient care within the elderly are well known: particularly with regard to excess heat in summer or extreme cold in winter.
This dissertation uses interviews with health care professionals and home-help service users in Dartford, Kent to evaluate the nature of care given to the elderly in their homes and the special requirements that adverse weather conditions cause.