Work Stress Literature Review

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This chapter discusses the factors and elements that are presented in the literature review. The review has brought up five important questions that the discussion chapter attempts to answer in the light of the literature that was used to research the particular topic. It discusses whether it is proven that work stress is a serious factor that increases the risk of damages. It is followed by discussing the presence and implications stress which is found to be present in the healthcare industry. It is discussed with the aspect of nurses that are often subjected to strict work schedules. It next discusses about the general health problems that may affect healthcare workers such as nurses. It then especially discusses the psychological problems…show more content…
There is a high rate of substance abuse in healthcare workers because they can easily access drugs, or controlled substances. Due to the excessive use of these drugs, healthcare workers feel depression, inconsistency, emotionalism, absenteeism, and violence in their behavior which can cause risk of accidents and reduce their power of functioning and productivity. The case study declared that healthcare workers have poor health and depression issues because most of them do not able to handle multiple tasks and long working hours, which caused depression and health issues and at the great extent that some of them prefer to switch the job or even some workers commit…show more content…
Most of the workers perform their duties in shifts; therefore, they cannot take proper sleep at night which can cause sleep deprivation and absenteeism in their work, improper sleep increases serious health issues in workers. Healthcare organizations should take some steps to provide proper facilities for health care workers, proper training should be provided and communication system should be improved which could help them to reduce health issues in the workers and lessen their work stress and
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