Tag: Stress

Survey shows nationwide surge in nurses reporting workplace violence

Editor's Note New survey data indicate most nurses have experienced workplace violence within the past year, and the problem appears to be getting worse. Conducted by National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses, the nationwide survey gathered data from nearly 1,000 nurses working…

Read More

By: Matt Danford
February 14, 2024
Share

University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies awarded $23.57M NIH grant

Editor's Note The University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, on September 5, announced that it had been awarded a $23.57 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will be used to fund a project to investigate how stress experienced by parents, and fueled…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
September 11, 2023
Share

Sources, consequences of intraoperative stress in surgical teams

Editor's Note This study from the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System finds that intraoperative stress in surgical teams is common and has multiple sources, including adverse events. Researchers conducted 28 interviews with surgical team members on intraoperative stress and emotional and behavioral responses to stressors. The researchers then identified themes in…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 29, 2023
Share

Nature-themed recharge room lowers HCW stress, anxiety

Editor's Note 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…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 28, 2023
Share

Study: Effects of exercise on HCW depression, burnout, absenteeism

Editor's Note This Canadian study examines the extent to which a 12-week app-based exercise intervention can reduce depressive symptoms, burnout, and absenteeism in healthcare workers (HCWs). A total of 288 HCWs were included in this two-group (142 in exercise group, 146 in control group) randomized clinical trial. Exercise group participants…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 9, 2023
Share

Effect of surgical nurses’ personality traits on fear, work stress, resilience during COVID-19

Editor's Note In this study, nurse researchers from Turkey, examine the effects of personality traits of surgical nurses (ie, OR, ICU, ED, and surgical services) on work stress, COVID-19 fear, and psychological resilience during the pandemic.  A total of 357 nurses were included in the analysis.  Among the findings:  The…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
August 3, 2023
Share

Physician, nurse well-being and preferred interventions to address burnout

Editor's Note This study by nurse researcher Linda H. Aiken, PhD, RN, and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, finds that deliberate actions by management are needed to improve nurse staffing, clinician control over workloads, and work environments. A total of 5,312 physicians and 15,738 nurses at 60 nationally…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
July 10, 2023
Share

Effect of ‘Lavender Lounge’ on critical care nurses’ stress

Editor's Note This study by nurse researchers at the Cleveland Clinic examines the usability of a lounge designed to support critical care nurses in refreshing and renewing themselves after stressful clinical situations. Of 54 nurses surveyed: 31 (57%) said they used the lounge within the past month. Facilitators of lounge…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
June 26, 2023
Share

New Gallup poll finds record high worker stress

Editor's Note A Gallup poll—State of the Global Workplace 2023—released June 13, finds that worker stress is at a record high worldwide. Key findings include: 59% are “quiet quitting” (ie, not engaged) 18% are” loud quitting” (ie, actively disengaged but still working) 44% experience “a lot” of stress at work…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
June 15, 2023
Share

Gender disparity in mental health risks for frontline HCWs during COVID-19 pandemic

Editor's Note This study led by Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, finds that female frontline healthcare workers (HCWs) were more than twice as likely as men to screen positive for chronic stress-related psychological symptoms (18.7% vs 8.8%) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Symptoms included major depressive, generalized anxiety, or…

Read More

By: Judy Mathias
June 5, 2023
Share
Live chat by BoldChat