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Effects of stress in an NHS trust: a study

07 October 1998

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This study of staff in an NHS trust tests two established models of occupational stress. Payne (1979) suggested that support at work can help to neutralise the...

Under-reporting of violent incidents against nursing staff

14 June 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines factors that contribute to nurses failing to report incidents of violence and aggression in the clinical area and it develops the information...

Written disclosure: a way of coping with traumatic stress

02 June 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Verbal debriefing after a traumatic incident may interrupt the natural adaptive processes that help people to deal with such incidents. This article examines the...

Management of work-related stress in nursing

21 November 2001

Nursing Standard


Evidence suggests that health professionals experience significant levels of occupational stress, which can lead to illness, increased absenteeism, high staff...

Occupational stress in the newly qualified staff nurse

07 April 1999

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

THERE IS substantial evidence to indicate that nursing is a stressful occupation which can lead to disruptions in both psychological and physical health and can...

Strategies for coping with shift work

03 October 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Shift work is a requirement of nursing and essential to provide patients with optimum levels of continuous care. However, working shift patterns can have deleterious...

Managing stress in a palliative care team

07 December 2010

Paediatric Nursing


This article describes a strategy to reduce the high levels of stress experienced by community nurses in a children’s palliative care team. The development, use and...

Strategies to help nurses cope with change in the healthcare setting

06 August 2008

Nursing Standard


Working in health care has never seemed more exciting or stressful. The rapid changes made to the ways in which services are delivered, the search for economies of...

Compassionate leadership: how to support your team when fixing the problem seems impossible

26 January 2021

Nursing Management

compassionate leadership

Stress, suboptimal mental health and an inadequate work-life balance are underlying and serious issues in the nursing profession, affecting staff recruitment and...

Reviewing the meaning of your work

06 April 2010

Primary Health Care


There are good reasons to periodically review the meaning of your work. The way you see what you do, achieve, work towards and experience as part of primary care can...