An investigation of work related stress and coping strategies in nursing staff with different backgrounds

Li-hua Wu, Jing-peng Yao, Yi-na Xiao

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Objective:To understand the main work related stress in a sample of nursing staff with different backgrounds and how they deal with them.in order to facilitate nurses to improve their coping strategies.Methods:126 nurses in the department of cardiology and CCU from 4 Grade 3 class A hospitals in Beijing were involved in this study, a self-assessed questionnaire survey was conducted.Results:The leading work related stress were low wages and unsatisfied ware fare services;work related stress of nurses in the department of cardiology was higher than those in CCU, and there were statistical significances in the aspects of workloads;work mimed stress was higher in nurses with lower educational backgrounds;work related stress was higher in senior nurses than junior nurses;there was room for improvements in post registration education.Conclusion:The findings suggested that more effective stress management strategies should be the key to relieve work related stress among nurses in order to achieve effective patient care with good quality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Nursing Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes

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