Staff stress on the intensive care unit : a comparison of doctors and nurses.
Working on an intensive care unit is perceived as stressful.
This study investigated occupational stress in staff working on an intensive care unit using the occupational stress indicator.
Questionnaires were given to all intensive care staff ; the replies were then analysed and compared with normative data.
The response rate was 62%. Intensive care unit staff found aspects of their job relating to career and achievement and organisational design and structure more stressful than a normal working population.
Their coping strategies differ but the only significantly different measure of adverse outcome was related to personal relationships at work.
The job itself was not found to be a significant source of stress.
Nursing staff have different sources of stress from medical staff and individuals with partners or children are relatively protected from stress.
Mots-clés Pascal : Personnel sanitaire, Stress, Unité soin intensif, Hôpital, Homme, Médecin, Infirmier, Etude comparative, Milieu professionnel, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health staff, Stress, Intensive care unit, Hospital, Human, Physician, Nurse, Comparative study, Occupational environment, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0549093
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 24/03/1998.