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Occupational stress in psychiatric nursing

Occupational stress in psychiatric nursing Psychiatric nursing is invariably assumed to be a stressful area of nursing practice Empirical evidence to support this proposition is limited, however, due to the lack of research in this field The purpose of this project was to examine occupational stress in a specified area of psychiatric nursing The research was exploratory and therefore the concern was discovery and description rather than the testing of clear hypotheses and the development of causal relationships The study has four main objectives First, to describe the various stressors present in the work of the psychiatric nurse in the acute admission wards of two district health authorities Secondly, to measure the effects of stress using a recognized and well‐validated instrument for recording levels of burnout Thirdly, through the use of a particular theoretical framework to identify the types of coping strategy used by the participants in the study Fourthly, to note any clear associations between the stressors, the effects of stress and the ways of coping identified in the study The conceptual basis for the project was Lazarus's cognitive theory of stress and coping and Maslach's model of burnout http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Advanced Nursing Wiley

Occupational stress in psychiatric nursing

Journal of Advanced Nursing , Volume 18 (4) – Apr 1, 1993

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1993 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0309-2402
eISSN
1365-2648
DOI
10.1046/j.1365-2648.1993.18040591.x
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Abstract

Psychiatric nursing is invariably assumed to be a stressful area of nursing practice Empirical evidence to support this proposition is limited, however, due to the lack of research in this field The purpose of this project was to examine occupational stress in a specified area of psychiatric nursing The research was exploratory and therefore the concern was discovery and description rather than the testing of clear hypotheses and the development of causal relationships The study has four main objectives First, to describe the various stressors present in the work of the psychiatric nurse in the acute admission wards of two district health authorities Secondly, to measure the effects of stress using a recognized and well‐validated instrument for recording levels of burnout Thirdly, through the use of a particular theoretical framework to identify the types of coping strategy used by the participants in the study Fourthly, to note any clear associations between the stressors, the effects of stress and the ways of coping identified in the study The conceptual basis for the project was Lazarus's cognitive theory of stress and coping and Maslach's model of burnout

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Journal of Advanced NursingWiley

Published: Apr 1, 1993

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