OCCUPATIONAL STRESS ISSUES AMONG NURSES The health care industry has had to deal with occupational stress factors over a long period of time. Studies have shown that, over time, health care workers are higher up the ladder with issues related to substance abuse, suicide and elevated forms of depression and anxiety linked to occupational stress. In addition to the aforementioned psychological factors, burnout, absenteeism, reduced patient satisfaction and treatment/ diagnosis errors are also resulting outcomes of occupational stress. Nursing is generally perceived as a very demanding profession. Along with the increased demand and progress in the nursing profession, there has also been an increase in stress levels of nurses who usually experience
Quantitative Research Article “Hospital nurses’ attitudes, negative perceptions, and negative acts regarding workplace bullying” Critical Appraisal Overview Workplace bullying affects both the victims and the organizations. The study by Wa, Wang, and Chein (2017) aimed to provide safe, productive, and anti-bullying workplaces by developing intervention programs integrating bullying preventative measures considering nurses’ attitudes, perceptions, and actions. I chose this article because bullying and incivility are common complaints received by my professional nurses’ organization. Unfortunately, the majority of complaints are from nurses being bullied by other nurses. Problem Statement Problem statements express “the dilemma or troubling situation that needs investigation and that provide a rationale for the new inquiry” (Polit & Beck, 2017, p. 77).
In America and around the world being a nurse is a stressful job. Too much or continued stress can give rise to anxiety, fatigue and even ill health for the individual (Wright, 2014). Working in the nursing environment can expose employees to numerous stressful situations, demands, and pressures, causing a host of health, and safety problems not only for the nurse, but also for their patients. This is why it is important to identify, why nurses are becoming stressed, the consequences of these stressors, and how to effectively apply stress management strategies to reduce work related stress. During the last 10 years there has been an increase in stress levels for hospital nursing staff.
The purpose of this article is to help identify and give further detail on the emotional struggles that are prevalent with ICU workers. This article includes tables to help visually show the conclusions of this study. According to Ümran Altinӧz, and Satı Demir, “[n]urses there have to provide multi-directional nursing care and use the latest life-saving treatments and technologies,” and “[i]ntensive care nurses [also] encounter uncertainty about tasks and duties” (95). For nurses with the ESTJ type this section of work could be very difficult. The qualities and characteristics of a ESTJ interfere with this job due to the tendency to be uncomfortable in uncertain and or risky situations, and they do not like change.
In the nursing field, the nurse is bombarded by multiple stressful elements that is given throughout the day. And what dictates the amount of stress is completely due to administrators. The factors that these administrators controls these factors, and causes the quantity of nursing time to change (Clarke para 19). The decrease and increase of these hours are key points in which the quality of nursing care. The healthcare of patients is quite important, and the patient care is determined by
A large topic in D. Spence’s (2010) review is that women are being over-diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome as a method of further oppressing women in the medical field. That is to say, D. Spence (2010) views the over-diagnosis “has made women anxious, paranoid, and unhappy and has undermined their sexuality” (p. 341). Women who have been diagnosed with Polycystic ovarian syndrome often feel like it is used as an excuse to ignore other problems further down the line. Hormone imbalances, weight problems, and depression are often all blamed on Polycystic ovarian syndrome once a woman has been diagnosed, regardless of whether it is the cause or not. It is in this way that the sexist medical practices perceived in modern practices oppress women, demeaning them and making their problems seem lesser than they are.
Nursing schools are now recognized as a stressful environment that often exerts a negative effect on the academic performance and psychological well-being of the students. There are a lot of Studies from the United Kingdom and India that have reported increasing levels of stress among nursing students. Stress is among the problems experienced by most Nursing students in Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. Majority of the students who
Musculoskeletal disorders related to work and deemed compensable have become a major public health problem in industrialized countries. Those involved in workplace health are being pressed to provide answers to a broad range of questions concerning the development and control of musculoskeletal problems. School teachers are among the group which appears to suffer from MSDs. Due to long work hours, dissatisfaction from work, work environment, stress, low family and community support are related to Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The teachers reported respectively musculoskeletal pain at specific body parts like eyes, neck, throat shoulder, back, hand, and legs.
Perspective differences are created by the combination of conflicting personal characteristics and interactional difficulties subjected the individual's interpretation (Borkowski, 2016, p. 309). Stressful work events exacerbate interpersonal conflict and could result in harmed relationships, poor morale and an increased risk of lawsuits (Mckenzie, 2015, p.1). Cindy and Dr. Jones are impacted by all elements of interpersonal conflict. Cindy's reaction to rescheduling patients suggests she feels dedicated to her role but perceives that Dr. Jones lacks a similar work ethic. Dr. Jones interpersonal conflict expresses itself in his unsatisfied perception of how, and when, Cindy's concerns were presented to him.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Bullying and harassment at workplace is a widespread social stigma which is well recognized in the healthcare sector, both globally and in Pakistan. It can have devastating effects on the victim’s personal life, health, job satisfaction, performance and productivity. Women are the major victims of workplace harassment in Pakistan’s healthcare sector. Fear of reporting and confusion regarding how to get help has further added to the problem. The responsibility to develop and promote a healthy and safe environment for all workers has to be taken, because existing laws and policies are either ineffective or the general public lacks awareness related to their legal rights.