Arrogante and Aparicio-Zaldivar (2017) state that occupational stressors among critical care nurses are fear related to the uncertainty of patient treatment plans, and an growing number of incidences of exposure to the suffering, death, and dying of patients. Other researchers such as Harkin and Melby (2014) have found that burnout is linked to staff turnover, reduced productivity, and absenteeism, which may be used as a form of stress management for the nurse. A large amount of risk factors of burnout syndrome among
In America and around the world being a nurse is a stressful job. Too much or continued stress can give rise to anxiety, fatigue and even ill health for the individual (Wright, 2014). Working in the nursing environment can expose employees to numerous stressful situations, demands, and pressures, causing a host of health, and safety problems not only for the nurse, but also for their patients. This is why it is important to identify, why nurses are becoming stressed, the consequences of these stressors, and how to effectively apply stress management strategies to reduce work related stress. During the last 10 years there has been an increase in stress levels for hospital nursing staff.
Although, they are doing what they love to do, they lack sleep because of their long hours. Which then can possibly lead to depression. Depression effects their body’s physical health as well as their mental health. Physically, depression effects the nurse because it zaps their energy which causes them to not want to verbally communicate with the patient. Mentally, depression can make one suicidal, it could also cause the nurse to want to do self-harm and take pills due to the access they have with pills.
This causes excessive stress and anger to the caregivers because of each of them needs freedom for themselves. Other than that, various types of sickness will come easily when someone gets older. The percentage of elder abuse rise higher when the caregiver is in charge of the elderly who is mental or physical illness (American Psychological Association, no date). It is because when the elderly cannot get to manage themselves on their own, they might create a lot of problem such as simply pee on the floor, simply shout in the public and etc. Just because of the elders cannot manage to control their behaviour well, the caregiver might get annoyed and mad.
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
Those impacting factors are known as nursing occupational stress. If a nurse does not know how to handle the occupational
The purpose of this article is to help identify and give further detail on the emotional struggles that are prevalent with ICU workers. This article includes tables to help visually show the conclusions of this study. According to Ümran Altinӧz, and Satı Demir, “[n]urses there have to provide multi-directional nursing care and use the latest life-saving treatments and technologies,” and “[i]ntensive care nurses [also] encounter uncertainty about tasks and duties” (95). For nurses with the ESTJ type this section of work could be very difficult. The qualities and characteristics of a ESTJ interfere with this job due to the tendency to be uncomfortable in uncertain and or risky situations, and they do not like change.
Nursing Roles in End-of-Life Decision Making Introduction Encountering death constitutes one of the most stressful events that a nurse inevitably encounters. Patients and families often face complex choices as patients approach the end of their lives. These decisions often affect many aspects of a person’s well-being and may be spiritual, psychosocial, or legal. Dying patients have to consider their wants and needs from treatment, while also considering the ramifications that can accompany these choices. This paper discusses a professional nurse’s role in promoting a good death, personal experiences regarding my encounters with death, and how all nurses can effectively facilitate end of life decisions.
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 suicide. Musculoskeletal injuries are mostly found in healthcare workers especially in nurses because they weighing patients and help patients to move from bed to chair and toilet, and sometimes give bathe to their patients which cause low back pain in their
The Nursing Career and Stress and Work-Related Burnout Working in the healthcare field can be overwhelming because of the continuous exposure to stressful events such as illnesses and death. Additionally, healthcare workers may suffer from high work demands such as long working hours, healthcare team relationship issues, and shortage of staff. To contribute with tension, these workers may also be exposed to daily unrelated work problems such as lack of personal time, family and financial issues. Many nurses are often exposed to these stressors and consequently are troubled with job dissatisfaction and burnout because of an imbalance between their work environment and personal life. The nursing profession alone can be very demanding and due