Introduction There are many types of stressor dealing with corrections and policing. Officers of these two jobs can be exposed to a tremendous amount of stress while on and off his or her job. Having job stress is very common in not only corrections and policing, but other jobs as well. Corrections officers and police officers have a wide range of stress that can be considered mild, which means the stressor can be solved or fixed very easily, or severe, which mean the stressor is causing too much stress for the person to handle and needs help to solve or fix the problem. Stress is not something to brush off or to take lightly no matter how mild or severe it is.
Stress is a broad disease that can cause a lot of harm to the human body, leading to depression, suicidal thoughts, sleep deprivation, substance abuse, obesity, heart disease, and many other things. One big problem in police departments is how often they are exposed to so many emotionally damaging situations: “They ride an emotional and biochemical roller coaster. They experience moments of intense action and alertness, followed by emotional crashes marked by exhaustion, and isolation. They become hypervigilant. Surrounded by crime all day, some come to perceive that society is more threatening than it really is (“The Cop Mind”).
Understanding Stress in the Armed Forces INTRODUCTION Stress is an emotion, a nonspecific response of the body which is defined as physical, physiological effects on a person which can turn out to be psychological and emotional too. Stress can be due to one or many reason, acting together all at once. Stress At workplace-(Mahato, 2014) refers to stress, “As an inevitable of a modern life style which work as a threat to individual and its organization”. Due to which stress can lead to hampering our cognitive abilities, emotional stability and physical appearance. Stress not only “affect one’s self but the environment around that self which also create repercussions on one’s Personal life,
2 Sleep Deprivation in the Nursing Profession Sleep deprivation is known as a condition of not getting enough sleep that can affect the brain and cognitive functions. "It occurs when a person sleeps for fewer hours than necessary over multiple days or week" (Eanes, 2015). When we think of nurses we are reminded of people who promote the health of others. However, many are unknowingly compromising their own health by working those 12-hour shifts. Many times, its more than 12 hours when they are finally able to go home.
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to identify the main sources of stress for law enforcement professionals and the effects that these stressors may have. In researching several studies that have been done, on the topic of police stress in recent years, three main categories of stress and several physiological and psychological health consequences were found to be prevalent in policing. Stressors faced by police officers can be either intra-interpersonal, occupational, or organizational. Law enforcement professionals are more likely to have poor health and be at higher risk of a cardiovascular event than the general population. The effects of the various stressors also may carry over into the personal lives of police officers.
Besides the acknowledged violent outbreaks that occur behind the walls of prisons, an inmate’s physical health is often threatened in other ways. The vast majority of the public recognizes the prevailing violence transpiring in prison but are not aware of the instances when the need for medical treatment is overlooked, or as harsh practices are forced upon inmates. The commonality of medical treatment for inmates being declined is soaring, creating a more perilous environment for inmates in need, in addition to those around them. Because numbers in relevance to the overflow of inmates in prisons of inadequate size are rapidly increasing, one inmate getting sick is a risk to other
Law enforcement is known to abuse their power of authority. The type of violence that are done leads to death and injuries. Police officers need to be held for their accountability of their abuse. Police brutality is a problem to the public. The problem can be stopped by these three solutions: body cameras, investigation and different race.
The emergency department sees all types of people and situations so that anything can happen. “One of the most difficult situations that physicians face is being threatened, abused, or physically harmed by one of their patients” (Morrison). The job itself might be difficult, but when something of a violent nature happens, it makes the job even more difficult. If a physician is harmed or injured, it can leave emotional and physical damage. Once that damage is done, it will ultimately make a physician’s job extremely difficult.
Advantages of longitudinal research include the ability to examine changes over time. Following the same individuals provides significant insight to development of behavior and intellectual development. However, longitudinal research can be difficult due to time and cost. Further, researchers only examine a small group of individuals, making it difficult to generalize to the overall population. Another disadvantage to longitudinal research is the possibility of participants dropping out of the study due to the length of the study.
First is the topic of on the bias of ageism itself. Especially in the area of hiring, the bias against older aged people tends to be strong. The perception is that older people have less energy and may be unable to do a more stressful, demanding job. When Ben is first brought into the company, several employees assume several negative stereotypes. An example includes when Becky constantly made complaints about Ben’s lack of hearing, implying that this must be the result of old age.
Almost half the men at Valley Forge were sick, and after a while even more men would get sick. Constantly being surrounded by sick men and living in bad condition, is not a good combination. It would make it extremely easy for someone to get sick, and with no help or means of cure, could lead to death. About 20% of the men at Valley Forge died while enlisted, and while the other had survived, they didn’t live easily. They still had to deal with sickness, bad conditions, and fighting in the war.
To start off, workplace stress can directly cause health problems on the subject. Stress levels are directly related to the hormones glucocorticoids, which can potentially cause health issues such as obesity. In fact, stressful jobs increase the chance of having a cardiovascular event by 38% (Porath, 2015). Another workplace stress consequence that Porath explores is the loss of focus and concentration of an employee that is in or has been in very stressful situations. A survey done on over 4,500 doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel shows that 71% relate rude behavior in the workplace with medical errors, and 27% relate this behavior to a patient’s death (Porath, 2015).
Patients with Alzheimer 's are not able to perform these daily tasks because they may forget how to do them. For example, if someone with Alzheimer 's needed to take a certain prescription at a certain time, they may forget, or if they do remember, they may not take the correct amount needed. This could become a very high risk for the patient dying due to an overdose. All the care required for Alzheimer 's patients puts a lot of added stress onto the caregiver. They can feel social withdrawal towards society, anxiety about what the next day brings, depression that changes your outlook, anger towards the patient and how they aren 't doing what they were able to do at one point of time, denial and thinking that it will get better, exhaustion about daily tasks, lack of concentration that makes performing familiar tasks difficult, and health problems that can affect your mental and physical health (alz.org).
Secondly, many of the employees in the hospitals have fixed job status for a very long time and when there is no scope for any growth, they get frustrated and it is seen in their performance and when they get any offer from other organization even for the same position with higher salary they tend to move out of the organization. Thirdly, I believe that flexibility is very important today with the employees, because if the working hours are not flexible, they tend to either do not prefer working here or when they get the opportunity they move out. So if wee summarize, in my experience I believe that wages, growth and flexibility are the main reasons that cause turnover in the
Suicides and the Criminal Justice System The reason why there is an elevated rate of suicides in the criminal justice system, particularly in jails and prisons is probably because the incarcerated population is dealing with some major stressors. Among the stressors documented or recognized, it has been observed that these people usually deal with: a “loss of liberty”, a high degree of “enforced structure and discipline”, “overcrowding” and a “dirty, depressed and aggressive environment”; in addition to “poor diet”, “feeling of guilt and shame”. What make the situation worse, are a power differential between incarcerated individuals and institutional staffs, and an uncertain future. Coping with the impact of incarceration on important others (children,