Effects Of Work-Related Stress In Nursing

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Work-related stress is a progressive issue around the world. It has significant undesirable effects that affect not only the health and well-being of nurses, but also the effectiveness and productivity of the organisation. Give rise to the Singapore nursing shortage in years to come, work stress notably in the nursing profession has become a major concern in recent years as it appears to be associated with burnout and low job satisfaction which will eventually lead to the intention to leave nursing profession among nurses. The current research study considers working environment as an important element in affecting nurses’ intention to leave their profession (Beatrice, Karen & Hans, 2009). Although there are many literatures studied work-related stress associated with intention to leave, however, there is no similar research study carry out in Singapore context. As such there exists a knowledge gap to prove that work-related stress as the contributing factors for intention to leave nursing profession among nurses in Singapore healthcare settings and so this became questionable. Nurses encompass the largest group of professional care providers within the global health arena, with a total of 19.3 million populations of nurses and midwives. They are the “backbone” of any healthcare system. They play a pivotal role in delivering and providing direct patient care. Nursing has been widely and consistently recognised by worldwide as a highly stressful profession. This is prevalent

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