Around one in 10 nurses and nurse managers are at risk from illness caused by stress, according to Swedish researchers.
They surveyed 64 first-line nurse managers and 908 registered nurses on a range of psychosocial factors including job demand, job control and managerial support.
Writing in the Journal of Nursing Management, the authors said: “Approximately 10-15% of the [managers] and RNs showed signs of being at risk for stress-related ill health.”
- Gunilla, J., Sandahl, C. and Hasson, D. (2011). Role stress among first-line nurse managers and registered nurses - a comparative study. Journal of Nursing Management. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01311.x. Published online 21 October 2011.