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MedPage TodayICU Nurse Walked Out in the Middle of His Shift, Found Dead 2 Days Later

A poll conducted in 2021 shed light on the terrible state of many nurses’ mental health, and this story may be a reflection of those thoughts. When more than 9,500 critical care nurses were polled last October, more than half of them admitted to being “not emotionally well,” a trend that was most pronounced among younger nurses between the ages of 25 and 34 (Michael Odell was 27 years old at the time of his death).

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