Stress And Stress In Nursing

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Very few studies have been documented in India regarding the workplace stress and coping strategies used by nurses. Stress and coping has been extensively researched internationally, those findings may not be very relevant to nurses in India. Owing to the facts such as their standards, services offered at the international hospital settings and provision of health services are different to those in India, it might not be appropriate to use the results of previous international studies to explain stress and coping among Indian nurses. The following studies are reviewed from Indian context.
Bhatia, Kishore, Anand and Jiloha (2010) conducted a cross- sectional study among 87 nurses working in two of the tertiary care teaching hospitals of Central
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The objective was to determine the occupational stress and coping strategies used by nurses to overcome workplace stress. The tools used were Job Stress Index and Coping Checklist. The findings revealed that majority (63%) of nurses were highly stressed, whereas 37% expressed moderate stress. Different coping strategies were used by nurses such as discussion with spouse, problem solving and engaging themselves in hobbies like reading, music etc. The results showed strong negative correlation (r = -0.920) between job stress and use of coping strategies by…show more content…
and Devi, L. (2014) examined the factors responsible workplace stress and coping abilities of nurses caring for the patients in intensive care units. A descriptive exploratory survey design was used with sample size of 100 using non-probability purposive sampling method. The sample consisted of nurses working in two hospitals under private trust in Maharashtra, India. The tools used for data collection were Stress rating scale and coping questionnaire. The findings revealed that majority (86 %) of the staff nurses were under severe stress and 14 % reported moderate stress. Physical, personal, organizational and emotional factors were identified related to workplace stress. Majority (39.66%) of stress was attributed to organizational factors followed by personal factors (37.50 %) and physical factors (13.79 %). Emotional factors contributed to a lower level (9.05 %) of stress. The study showed that majority (59 %) had good coping abilities and 41 % of nurses had average coping abilities. There was no impact of demographic variables of nurses on their stress or coping abilities. It revealed that there was no significant association between the level of stress and coping

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