Volume 6, Issue 2 (Iranian south medical of journals 2004)                   Iran South Med J 2004, 6(2): 172-178 | Back to browse issues page

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Yazdanpanah S, Dianat M. A survey on work-related stressors in nursing and methods of their reduction A focus group discussion . Iran South Med J 2004; 6 (2) :172-178
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Work-related stressors are common in nursing and cause fatigue and low work performance. Focus group discussion was used to reveal the opinions of nurses about stressors and stress-reduction measures. A series of eight group discussions with participation of 56 nurses was held. Inadequate drugs and facilities, not standardized equipments, uncomfortable hospital environment, fair of transmission of infectious diseases, not accessibility of doctors and unfriendly atmosphere were reported as common stressors. Some group emphasized a need for counseling and classroom-based educations to cope with job stressors standard facilities, good professional working relationships and adequate support services by hospital nursing offices and Nursing Association were mentioned as effective measures for stress reduction in the hospital setting. In conclusion, stressor are common in nursing environment and organized stress management programs for hospital nurses is encouraged.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: General
Received: 2009/01/21 | Accepted: 2009/01/21 | Published: 2009/01/21

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