3. Inability to relax tiredness and emotional tiredness: stress makes you tired which often leads to the inability to relax 4. Feeling overwhelmed: your brain distorts because you can’t focus on anything but the stress. 5. Sense of loneliness and isolation: one isolates yourself because you are stressed and often can’t communicate properly with other people as well as the fact that you get consumed by stress that you cannot reason or focus on anything else.
Nursing is a strenuous job that demands physical and emotional resilience. Nurses juggle may different aspects in health care, from sick patients, worried families and stressed out doctors. The hours they log in are long, often requiring nights, weekends, holidays, with shifts lasting up to 12 hours and sometimes more. While many strive to become great healers, the fact remains, that the shortage of nurses is becoming a nightmare for hospital management and administration. Doctors, Hospitals, out-patient/ in-patient centers and even schools rely heavily on their nursing staff.
The implications of stress in healthcare industry It has been discussed in the literature review that healthcare workers face some difficulties and risks of burnout, physical and mental illness during their jobs because of high workload, low social support and sometimes due to the condition and death of patients. Bryant declared that there is a significant increase in the stress of healthcare workers in the last 35 years i.e. from 19-30% and the remaining are physically ill due to high workload. McVicar defined burnout as a negative reaction and stress which can affect occupational workers and discourage them to perform their job well, there are basically two stages of burnout that can take workers from minor to the extreme burnout and they
Stress is a common term used among us in our daily lives. We have all encountered stress somehow, whether it was that big presentation that we were not fully prepared for the next day at work, or those final exams approaching and you still have assignments that you need to get off your plate. It is not necessarily a good thing, but it is safe to say that we are all familiar with that pesky feeling that comes with it. The word stress is often misused as an act of exaggeration or a way of relating a burden of some kind in certain situations. Take for instance, if you spend an entire day with a student, it is highly expected to hear them complain about being under a tremendous amount of stress.
Stress is a feeling when a person receive many pressure from the environment (NHS, 2014). Stress happened mostly when a person receive an overwhelming pressure in certain situation and unable to cope with it. It usually come from the situation where a person has a huge responsibility on his hand and realizing that the work is can not be done on his own, the source of stress is also called as stressor (Hoffmann, 2015). Selye (1978) states that stress is also known as General Adaptation Sydrome which consist of three stage, alarm reaction, resistance stage, and exhaustion stage. Alarm reaction is a reaction to stressor that influencing heart rate and blood pressure.
Firstly, people might feel exhausted and frustrated to take care an elderly. As elders become more physically fragile, they will not that active anymore compared to the old times. The speed of their action or movement will reduce and it needs people to stay by their side all the time to take care of them. Elders need 24/7 assistance with all daily needs and this might be one of the causes that lead to elderly abuse. This causes excessive stress and anger to the caregivers because of each of them needs freedom for themselves.
To begin with, the leading stressors mentioned in the case-study were long working hours, work timing, insufficient time off, travel time and repetitive work. These stressors have a negative impact on employees and organisations. Long work hours, overtime work and night-shifts are common in call centres (Holman, 2002). They trigger fatigue leading to disruption of sleep
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.
Compassion fatigue and burnout have a synergistic relationship (Gentry, et al, 2002). Burnout originally described by Freudenberger (1975) occurs when a person becomes both physically and mentally exhausted due to continually experiencing high demand and stressful situations. The symptoms and presentation of this condition varies from person to person (Freudenberger, 1975). Burnout is related to the work environment, with chronic occupational stress resulting in diminished job satisfaction. Burnout usually involve general work stress (long hours, high caseloads) but which however can result in exhaustion and decreased sense of accomplishment at work (Hyden, et al, 2015) Hence, burnout plays a major role in the development of and can directly contribute to a person’s overall compassion
Stress is the response of people to the excessive pressure or demands placed on them. Overload, control, work relationships, job security and work-life balance are a few causes that lead to employees stress. Overload is one of the causes of stress, it is extending to which individuals feel that the demands of their workload and the associated time pressures are a source of pressure. For example, they have to chase deadline for all tasks given at the end of the week which they got that at the beginning of the week. It gives a lot of pressures for them because they have to finish all the works given only for a week.