Effects of stress on nursing integrity
Bryan McIntosh Associate professor of international business, Richmond University, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey
Bruce Sheppy Associate professor of marketing, Richmond University, Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey
This article looks at the relationship between stress, nursing integrity and patient care. It has been argued that the professional integrity of nurses has been eroded and consequently they have become more susceptible to anxiety, stress and exhaustion, potentially affecting care delivery. The authors suggest that the goal of providing high professional standards is threatened by increased service demands, and there is therefore a need for nurses to develop effective coping strategies to manage stress resulting from competing tensions in the workplace.
Nursing Standard. 27, 25, 35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.02.27.25.35.e7199Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 10 September 2012
Accepted: 22 November 2012