Knowledge of Models of Stress for Nurses

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Stressful work conditions have a direct impact on worker safety and health. There are more than three million registered nurses nationwide, out of which a remarkable percentage is showing a trend of leaving the job, creating a shortage of these healthcare professionals in the practical field.


In psychology, stress is a threat or demand or any other event or circumstances that compel someone to cope to the changed positions. It is quite common to say that stresses are unavoidable and significant part of one life. They are of various intensities; for instance the lower intensity ones can be such as family argument, a traffic jam or a withering comment by one's employer and or the higher ones could be fear of death during wartimes or the demise of a close relative. (Hancock and Desmond, 2000)
Reactions of different people to stress differ widely depending on their different family and cultural backgrounds, their temper at the time, their individual experiences, and on other strains present at the same time. It is usual to observe that the daily life and lighter stress are easily dealt with by people, however when problematic issues arise earlier than they could be solved, it may overload ones adaptive capacity, thus leading to depression, chronic ailments and anxiety. (Hancock and Desmond, 2000)
As elucidates by Cunningham (2000) the present theoretical models in this regard put forward various passageways, though inconsistent in negligible aspects, in which disease or illness may be influenced by stress. ...
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