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Influence of the stress in the occupational nurses’ health who works in hospital emergency

Author(s): Carla Castilho Martins, Geilsa Soraia Cavalcanti Valente

Journal: Revista de Enfermagem UFPE On Line
ISSN 1981-8963

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 543;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: emergency nursing | burnout professional | self-care | circadian rhythm | working conditions | ocupacional health | strategie

Objectives: to describe the influences patterns of work of nurses in the hospital emergency on their mental health, identifying the types of nurses' perceptions of the risks of illness in their work and to discuss strategies for self-care performed by nurses of the emergency. Methodology: this is a qualitative, exploratory and descriptive study. Interviews were conducted with seven nurses, who agreed to participate in the study in accordance with Resolution 196/96 of CONEP whose project was approved by the research ethics under the HUAP record n. 001/2009. Data were transcribed and later analyzed from the thematic content analysis. Results: influences patterns of work of nurses in the emergency room for their mental health forms of perception nurse about the risks of illness in their work, and strategies of self-care performed by nurses of the hospital emergency. Conclusion: the symptoms and signs that are provided by the nursing professionals are related to the triggering factors of burn-out, and a pressing need for nursing professionals to pay attention to prevention of stress as a factor protecting their own health.
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