Analysis of Workplace Related Stress among the Nurses
Occupational stress is caused by various factors and situations within a healthcare setting that requires the engagement of the available personnel even when such individuals do not have the appropriate expertise to handle such issues, which compromise their expectations. The management in a healthcare facility might delegate duties to the nursing staff without considering the level of workload is capable of handling. If the nursing staff is overburdened the abilities to manage emotional distress is reduced. Besides, nurses might witness various events, which have emotional effects on their ability to dispense their duties effectively. For instance, a patient might die in the hands of the nurse and without due consideration, the management might delegate more duties to such nurses, which creates a feeling of injustice and uncertainties about their work expectations. This affects not only their emotional aspect but also affects their ability to carry out their duties as required. Besides, it can affect teamwork and lead to poor work relationships. This might compromise the overall goal of creating a safety culture with a healthcare facility and affect the overall wellness of the nursing staff. The purpose of this paper is to examine and analyze four different research articles that expounds on the issue by evaluating their methodologies suggested controlling the issue.
|Full citation of selected article||Article #1||Article #2||Article #3||Article #4|
|Dobnik, M., Maletič, M., & Skela-Savič, B. (2018). Work-related stress factors in nurses at Slovenian hospitals–a cross-sectional study. Slovenian journal of public health, 57(4), 192-200. doi: 10.2478/sjph-2018-0024
|Vernekar, S. P., & Shah, H. (2018). A study of work-related stress among nurses in a tertiary care hospital in Goa. International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, 5(2), 657-661. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20180246||Gheshlagh, R. G., Parizad, N., Dalvand, S., Zarei, M., Farajzadeh, M., Karami, M., & Sayehmiri, K. (2017). The prevalence of job stress among nurses in Iran: A meta-analysis study. Nursing and Midwifery Studies, 6(4), 143. DOI: 10.4103/nms.nms_33_17||Kim, S. C., & Sekol, M. A. (2014). Job satisfaction, burnout, and stress among pediatric nurses in various specialty units at an acute care hospital. http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v4n12p115|
|Why you chose this article and/or how it relates to the clinical issue of interest (include a brief explanation of the ethics of research related to your clinical issue of interest)||Selection of article
I selected this article because it discusses how the nurses are affected by the changing healthcare environment. Pressure in the workplace can have serious implications on the nursing staff, which may affect the delivery of services within the healthcare system. The article addresses stress related to the workplace and how well this can be managed by ensuring adequate staffing, creating an encouraging work environment and efficient organization.
The ethics of the is that participants were Slovenian hospitals and were required to approve their participation.
|Selection of article
I selected this article because it stipulates that nursing is a stressful occupation, a situation that is even made further by the multiple and conflicting demands by their supervisors, managers, and administrators. This instances leads to work overload, which adds up the burden to already nature of the stressful nursing occupation. This consequently affects the overall efficiency in healthcare delivery, and compromises the quality of care.
The ethics noted by the author permission was sought from different administrative authorities as well as the study participants prior to giving them questionnaires. The confidentiality of the participants was guaranteed.
|Selection of article
I selected this article because it addresses the issue of occupational related stress, which is related to mental health wellbeing of the nurses.
|Selection of article
I selected this article because it addresses the research topic on how workplace stress affects nurses. Nurses experience stress resulting from a variety of factors including job satisfaction, burnout, compassion, and work-related stress among nurses in a pediatric critical care unit.
The ethics observed in the study include approval by the institutional review board of the hospital, while the participants were selected on voluntary basis. The participants were also granted the autonomy to withdraw at wish.
|Brief description of the aims of the research of each peer-reviewed article||The aim of the study was to establish the level of stress in nurses working in hospitals in Slovenia, and to identify stress related factors.||The researcher’s aim in the research was to determine the levels of work related stress in nurses, various sources of stress, and to develop suitable recommendations based on the study findings.|