Tag: Stress

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…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 3, 2023
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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…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 10, 2023
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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…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 26, 2023
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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…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 15, 2023
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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…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 5, 2023
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Binge drinking, night shift work doubled risk of COVID-19 infection in nurses during pandemic

Editor's Note This study led by researchers at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, finds that working the night shift or binge drinking doubled the risk of COVID-19 infection in nurses during the pandemic. The analysis included survey answers of 750 nurses who were members of the American Nurses Association. The…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 30, 2023
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Survey: Financial well-being of surgical residents

Editor's Note Poor personal financial health has been linked to well-being, including burnout, substance abuse, and worsening personal relationships. This secondary analysis of a survey led by the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut examines the financial well-being of surgical residents in New England. A total of 250 surgical…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 11, 2023
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Older people have better mental health, life satisfaction than 30 years ago

Editor's Note This study by researchers from Finland finds that depressive symptoms in 75- and 80-year-olds have decreased, and they are more satisfied with their lives overall than those at the same age 30 years ago. Two independent cohorts of Finnish men and women aged 75 and 80 were analyzed…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 9, 2023
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Study: Burnout, resiliency in new graduate nurses

Editor's Note This study by nurse researchers at the University of Florida, Gainesville, examines the factors contributing to burnout and resiliency in new graduate nurses, who are at a high risk of turnover in the first year of employment. A total of 43 new graduate nurses from three hospital campuses…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 3, 2023
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Impact of program to improve nurses’ skills in confronting ethical challenges

Editor's Note This study by nurse researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, examines the long-term impact on nurses who completed an experiential educational program to improve their skills in mindfulness, resilience, and competence in confronting ethical challenges. The program called the Mindful Ethical Practice and Resilience Academy…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 2, 2023
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