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The effect of stress on health and its implications for nursing

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dc.contributor.author O'Donovan, Regina
dc.contributor.author Doody, Owen
dc.contributor.author Lyons, Rosemary
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-13T14:17:14Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-13T14:17:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/4087
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Stress is an important issue within nursing and it is difficult to find agreement among those who are expert in the area regarding a concise definition of stress. Nevertheless stress is seen as a negative feeling affecting people’s health either physically and/or psychologically. However, stress is a normal part of life and considered necessary to increase functional capacity, whereas stress over a prolonged period or when extreme can cause distress which may have debilitating effects that reduce work output, increase absenteeism and reduce one’s ability to cope with situations. The most important resource in any organisation is the employee; therefore maintaining and supporting their health is vital to ensure their ability to work, maintain standards and continuously improve standards of care. Leadership styles within organisations must facilitate staff to be involved in decision making; thereby staff feel more valued and work in an autonomous way. This article identifies and discusses the effect of stress on health and its relationship to nursing en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Mark Allen Healthcare en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Journal of Nursing;22 (16), pp. 969-973
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2013.22.16.969
dc.subject health en_US
dc.subject nursing en_US
dc.subject psychological en_US
dc.subject physical en_US
dc.subject stress en_US
dc.title The effect of stress on health and its implications for nursing en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.12968/bjon.2013.22.16.969
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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