Experience of stress in psychiatric nursing students in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302731
Title:
Experience of stress in psychiatric nursing students in Ireland.
Authors:
Nolan, George; Ryan, Denis
Affiliation:
Nursing Practice Development Unit, Health Service Executive West, Limerick. george.nolan@hse.ie
Citation:
Experience of stress in psychiatric nursing students in Ireland., 22 (43):35-43 Nurs Stand
Publisher:
Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Journal:
Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)
Issue Date:
4-Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302731
DOI:
10.7748/ns2008.07.22.43.35.c6583
PubMed ID:
18655505
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18655505
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to explore the experience of stress among psychiatric nursing students undertaking their 'internship' or final year of a four-year degree course.; A questionnaire was administered to all 28 students in the intern year in conjunction with the 28-item version of the General Health Questionnaire. Semi-structured interviews were subsequently undertaken with four volunteers from a range of clinical locations.; Approximately 48% of respondents reported levels of stress above the threshold score as described by Goldberg (1978), indicating levels of distress unlikely to remit without intervention. Interview data suggested that the main sources of stress during the intern year were associated with relationships in the clinical environment; clinical workload; matching competence and responsibility; and simultaneous clinical and academic demands.; The findings should be interpreted with caution and understood within the context of the dynamic nature of nurse education in Ireland. However, the issues raised demand further enquiry to examine the structure of educational programmes, the nature of the work and the organisational culture in which the work is carried out.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
AIM: The aim of this study was to explore the experience of stress among psychiatric nursing students undertaking their 'internship' or final year of a four-year degree course. METHOD: A questionnaire was administered to all 28 students in the intern year in conjunction with the 28-item version of the General Health Questionnaire. Semi-structured interviews were subsequently undertaken with four volunteers from a range of clinical locations. FINDINGS: Approximately 48% of respondents reported levels of stress above the threshold score as described by Goldberg (1978), indicating levels of distress unlikely to remit without intervention. Interview data suggested that the main sources of stress during the intern year were associated with relationships in the clinical environment; clinical workload; matching competence and responsibility; and simultaneous clinical and academic demands. CONCLUSION: The findings should be interpreted with caution and understood within the context of the dynamic nature of nurse education in Ireland. However, the issues raised demand further enquiry to examine the structure of educational programmes, the nature of the work and the organisational culture in which the work is carried out.
Keywords:
NURSES; STUDENT; MENTAL HEALTH; STRESS
MeSH:
Adaptation, Psychological; Adult; Attitude of Health Personnel; Clinical Competence; Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate; Female; Health Facility Environment; Health Services Needs and Demand; Humans; Internship, Nonmedical; Ireland; Male; Nurse's Role; Nursing Methodology Research; Organizational Culture; Psychiatric Nursing; Qualitative Research; Questionnaires; Risk Factors; Severity of Illness Index; Social Support; Stress, Psychological; Students, Nursing; Workload
ISSN:
0029-6570

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNolan, Georgeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Denisen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-04T15:19:48Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-04T15:19:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-04-
dc.identifier.citationExperience of stress in psychiatric nursing students in Ireland., 22 (43):35-43 Nurs Standen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0029-6570-
dc.identifier.pmid18655505-
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/ns2008.07.22.43.35.c6583-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302731-
dc.descriptionAIM: The aim of this study was to explore the experience of stress among psychiatric nursing students undertaking their 'internship' or final year of a four-year degree course. METHOD: A questionnaire was administered to all 28 students in the intern year in conjunction with the 28-item version of the General Health Questionnaire. Semi-structured interviews were subsequently undertaken with four volunteers from a range of clinical locations. FINDINGS: Approximately 48% of respondents reported levels of stress above the threshold score as described by Goldberg (1978), indicating levels of distress unlikely to remit without intervention. Interview data suggested that the main sources of stress during the intern year were associated with relationships in the clinical environment; clinical workload; matching competence and responsibility; and simultaneous clinical and academic demands. CONCLUSION: The findings should be interpreted with caution and understood within the context of the dynamic nature of nurse education in Ireland. However, the issues raised demand further enquiry to examine the structure of educational programmes, the nature of the work and the organisational culture in which the work is carried out.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to explore the experience of stress among psychiatric nursing students undertaking their 'internship' or final year of a four-year degree course.-
dc.description.abstractA questionnaire was administered to all 28 students in the intern year in conjunction with the 28-item version of the General Health Questionnaire. Semi-structured interviews were subsequently undertaken with four volunteers from a range of clinical locations.-
dc.description.abstractApproximately 48% of respondents reported levels of stress above the threshold score as described by Goldberg (1978), indicating levels of distress unlikely to remit without intervention. Interview data suggested that the main sources of stress during the intern year were associated with relationships in the clinical environment; clinical workload; matching competence and responsibility; and simultaneous clinical and academic demands.-
dc.description.abstractThe findings should be interpreted with caution and understood within the context of the dynamic nature of nurse education in Ireland. However, the issues raised demand further enquiry to examine the structure of educational programmes, the nature of the work and the organisational culture in which the work is carried out.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18655505en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)en_GB
dc.subjectNURSESen_GB
dc.subjectSTUDENTen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectSTRESSen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychological-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAttitude of Health Personnel-
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshEducation, Nursing, Baccalaureate-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Facility Environment-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs and Demand-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInternship, Nonmedical-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshNurse's Role-
dc.subject.meshNursing Methodology Research-
dc.subject.meshOrganizational Culture-
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Nursing-
dc.subject.meshQualitative Research-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshSeverity of Illness Index-
dc.subject.meshSocial Support-
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological-
dc.subject.meshStudents, Nursing-
dc.subject.meshWorkload-
dc.titleExperience of stress in psychiatric nursing students in Ireland.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNursing Practice Development Unit, Health Service Executive West, Limerick. george.nolan@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalNursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)en_GB
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