stress for nurses

stress for nurses


Work-Related Stress in the Nursing Field

Professor Garland
September 30, 2014

Work-Related Stress in the Nursing Field 2
Work-Related Stress in the Nursing Field
It is important to have knowledge about stress. It is important to realize that stress is a state, not a illness, which may be experienced as a result of an exposure to a wide range of work demands and in turn can contribute to an equally wide range of outcomes, which may concern the employee’s health and be an illness or an injury, or changes in his/her behavior and lifestyle. Any employer should be concerned about the health and well-being of their employees. Which, is a good reason to look into whether or not your staff is experiencing work-related stress.
Many healthcare providers are unaware of how much stress can affect the workplace and the performance of a nurse. Some employers might not even know that their staff is over stressed. There are so many stressors that a nurse deals with on every day basis. Some people can handle stress better than others. There is ways to identify stress and many solutions to reduce or even eliminate work-related stress for those that can’t.
It has been discovered that one way to identify work-related stress in nurses is The Health and Safety Executive employee stress survey tool (HSE, 2007). The survey is based off of six areas of work that can lead to stress if not properly managed (HSE, 2007):
Demands-includes workload, work patterns and the work environment
Control-how much say a person has in the way they do their work
Support-includes the environment,...

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