AffiliationSligo Regional Hospital, Ireland.
Local subject classificationOCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Attitude of Health Personnel
Critical Care Nursing
Nursing Staff, Hospital
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling
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CitationDonnelly, T., 2014. Stress among nurses working in an acute hospital in Ireland. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (13), pp 746-50
PublisherBritish Journal of Nursing
JournalBritish journal of nursing
AbstractStress among nurses leads to absenteeism, reduced efficiency, long-term health problems and a decrease in the quality of patient care delivered. A quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted. The study's aim was to identify perceived stressors and influencing factors among nurses working in the critical and non-critical care practice areas. A convenience sample of 200 nurses were invited to complete the Bianchi Stress Questionnaire. Information was collected on demographics and daily nursing practice. Findings indicated that perceived stressors were similar in both groups. The most severe stressors included redeployment to work in other areas and staffing levels. Results from this study suggest that age, job title, professional experience and formal post-registration qualifications had no influence on stress perception. These results will increase awareness of nurses' occupational stress in Ireland.