This study by nurse researchers at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, and Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, New Jersey, finds that a nature-themed recharge room helped reduce healthcare worker (HCW) stress and anxiety.
A total of 160 HCWs who used the recharge room and 131 who completed questionnaires were included in the analysis. Most participants were females between ages 25 and 35, worked the morning shift, had 3 to 5 years of experience, preferred a water theme, and used the room for 10 minutes.
Among the findings:
The researchers concluded that organizational leaders should offer psychological support programs, like the nature-themed recharge room, to help reduce HCW stress and anxiety.
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