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Stress and well-being of nurses: An update

Smith, Andrew 2019. Stress and well-being of nurses: An update. International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences 4 (6) , pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

Research on occupational stress and well-being has covered several different issues,and this article gives examples of such studies carried out by the author using samples of nurses. Early research focused on the physical working environment,and factors such as noise have been widely studied. Working hours and shift-work have received considerable attention as have countermeasures such as napping. Other research has focused on psychosocial factors such as job demands, control and support. This research has been extended to include the importance of individual differences such as personality and coping styles. Much of the early research focused on negative outcomes such as perceived stress or mental health problems. More recently positive well-being has also been investigated and predictors of outcomes such as job satisfaction, happiness and positive affect have been examined. Health-related behaviours such as nutrition are also related to well-being and the importance of such factors in nursing has also been studied. Overall, the research described here shows that the stress and well-being of nurses requires a multi-faceted approach which considers a range of predictors and outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: IJAHSS
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 July 2019
Date of Acceptance: 25 June 2019
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 14:01
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/123981

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