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Stress-related illness risk 'present in one in 10 nurses'


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.”



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  • This is a very small study, and conducted I am assuming in Sweden??? I'm willing to bet the actual number is a LOT higher than that here in the UK.

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  • I agree Mike. Certainly here in the UK the number is sure to be much higher.

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  • One in ten. So few . . .

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