'Man is not disturbed by Events, but of the view he takes of them' (Epictetus) : a quantitative study to determine the levels of stress in nurses

dc.contributor.advisorO'Donnchadha, Reamonnen
dc.contributor.authorKillilea, Niamhen
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-24T12:02:32Z
dc.date.available2015-04-24T12:02:32Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.description.abstractAim: To determine the levels of stress in oncology nurses and to identify their coping mechanisms. Background: It has been shown that nurses are bombarded by a variety of stressors both in their personal lives and more particularly in their professional life. There is also a range of studies that investigate their coping strategies. This study aims to examine this in an Irish context and to compare them to other author's findings. Setting A Dublin based hospital Methods A quantitative study design was used to collect and analyse the data. A twopart questionnaire was developed. The first part was derived from the literature and the second part comprised of a stress predictor test, which was an adaptation of a recognised scale. Results: The questionnaire was administered to 98 nurses and fifty nurses (51.02%) returned completed questionnaires. The results indicate that 66% of nurses (n=33) scored over 200 on the Stress Predictor Test and that their level of awareness of that stress was low. 76% (n=38) claimed that medical doctors were their greatest source of stress. The most common (64%, n=32) coping mechanism used was drinking and pubs, which are detrimental to the personal health of the nurse. The other prolific coping mechanism was talking (56%, n=26) and counselling was reported as a coping strategy. Conclusion: The results point to the need to support nurses in relaxation skills, self development and self-awareness, which is in line with other studies on the subject.en
dc.identifier.citationKillilea, N. (2003). 'Man is not disturbed by Events, but of the view he takes of them' (Epictetus): a quantitative study to determine the levels of stress in nurses. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/2371
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectIndustrial psychologyen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.title'Man is not disturbed by Events, but of the view he takes of them' (Epictetus) : a quantitative study to determine the levels of stress in nursesen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelBAen
dc.type.degreenameBA Counselling and Psychotherapyen
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