Electronic database searches were conducted for studies of workplace violence in all countries and departments published in the past ten years. The findings showed that most nurses experienced at least one type of workplace violence during their practice, either verbally or physically, but few incidents were reported. The night shifts and lengthy waiting times by patients and visitors were the most important reported risk factors of workplace violence. Workplace violence had impact not only on the quality of care, but also on the nurses’ job satisfaction, leading to significantly increasing turnover of staff. The review focus on the role of managers and decision makers to take in consideration the application of protective and preventive measures to reduce the incidents of workplace
Healy and McKay’s percentages were A total of 51, (45.9% response rate) online questionnaires was returned while another 60 (54.1% response rate) paper-based questionnaires was completed. A total, 111 nurses completed the survey with an 80.4% response rate. Out of the 80.4%, 60% agreed that the workloads are highly stressful. The results stated that nurses rated their workloads as highly stressful in terms of stressful situation are brought upon them and it affects themselves. Stress was also related to poor job satisfaction in the workplace, with employees and employers.
Nurses are exposed to multiple stressful demands and pressures from workplace, family, and other factors as represented by Ostelle in the transactional model of stress and health and are therefor at very high risk of an array of safety, health and other issues. Nurses confront a range of occupational health and safety (OHS) risks in their roles of providing care and comfort to the sick and aged. While much has been done to identify and control the physical risks associated with nursing work, such as manual handling, ergonomics, chemical and biological hazards, not much has been achieved in successfully recognising the very real psychological risks encountered by
1999). METHODS: Sample and setting: The target population is all registered nurses working in critical care units (intensive care unit ICU, coronary care unit CCU) in Jordan. The accessible population was 83 registered nurses works in critical care units (ICU and CCU) at two privet hospitals in Amman, data collected in April and May, 2006. A convenience sample used through many visits to selected hospitals (two privet hospitals in Amman). Although “the convenient sample provides little opportunity to control bias” (Burns et al.
The assumption is that only nurses who work in the hospital setting are subjected to nurse fatigue, but this problem affects in the rehabilitation facilities, home care nursing, specialized clinics. Nurses work long hours to compensate for the shortage of nursing staff within most healthcare facilities. When nurses are tired to the point of exhaustion critical errors can be made that would not normally occur if they were working regular hours. Peplau theory focuses on interpersonal relations between nurses and patients which is valuable in developing interventions for specific care within the clinical
(2016) in the Philippines utilizing cross-sectional study shows that there is a gap appreciating disaster nursing protocol in their own workplace. While, Romer & Hebda (2013) enumerates roles of bedside nurses during a disaster utilizing five tier triage systems. The study putted thrust on how nurses should respond in times of disaster focusing on the safety of the patient as well as the nurses’ safety. However, it has not test the level of compliance to the hospital protocol in order to assess implication to existing incident command systems. Ciottone et.al (2016) differentiating the role of nursing during preparedness and response phase of disaster management, the study emphasized that preparedness is focus on personal and professional preparedness.
CHAPTER FIVE 5.0 DISCUSSION In this chapter discusses the study finding on demographic characteristics, knowledge, practice, and challenges faces among nurses who care critically ill patients in the ward at Mnazi Mmoja Hospital 5.1 Demographic characteristics In this study it was found that majority of participants were female 134 (77.9%) with the male to female ratio 1:3.5. Majority of participants 58.7% had working experience from one to five years. This is similar to study done in Singapore by Chua et al which demonstrates that 75% were female and 25% male with the sex ratio of (1:4) and 46.7% had working experience from three to five years. Enrolment of a lot of female is probably due to dominance of female in the nursing professional worldwide. The study population had a mean age of 29.69 years, with a range of 20 to 50 years with the majority of participants (52.3%) having age group 20 to 29 years.
Chiou et al. (1994) found that the most common diagnosis given to nurses was ‘‘muscular strain’’. Lumbar herniation and mechanical back pain develop as a result of poor body mechanics and damage to the body structures. A. Karahan (2004) found that nurses did not use body mechanics correctly while making some movements. In particular, sitting, lifting, extending, and moving the patient to the side of the bed were not done correctlyby the nurses.
This shows how stressed nurses are from being overworked. They work long, stressful hours that can put their body 's health at risk. This can lead to a nursing shortage because of nurses being dissatisfied with their jobs. Another piece of evidence was about how the nurse-to-patient ratio decreases, and nurses are feeling
The study was qualitative and included 8 qualified staff who worked in a mental health National Health Service (NHS) trust in London. The format selected for the study was semi-structured interviews recorded by transcripts and analysed using a phenomenological analysis framework which aims to offer insight into how a person reacts and makes sense of a phenomenon. From the interviews it was found that nurses in the acute ward setting faced a number of occupational stressors including pressure from managers and other staff members, workload, bed shortages and violent behaviour from some service users. When reading this study it was quite evident that some of the participants felt a sense of hopelessness due to poor working conditions. Many of the nurses included in the study commented on the poor work environment and being unable to prevent their work from affecting their life at