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Nursing Staff Stress and Individual Characteristics in Relation to the Ward Atmosphere in Psychiatric In-Patient Wards

Tuvesson, Hanna and Eklund, Mona LU (2017) In Issues in Mental Health Nursing 38(9). p.726-732
Abstract

This study investigated the interplay between nursing staff stress, Mastery, Moral Sensitivity, individual characteristics and the ward atmosphere in psychiatric in-patient care. Data were collected through five questionnaires from 93 nursing staff. Multivariate analysis showed that Moral Strength, Moral Burden, Internal Demands, Perceived Stress and age were related to several factors of the ward atmosphere. We conclude that efforts to reduce stress levels and create a supporting ethical climate on psychiatric wards would be beneficial for both psychiatric nursing staff and their nursing practice.

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Issues in Mental Health Nursing
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38
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726 - 732
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Taylor & Francis
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0161-2840
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10.1080/01612840.2017.1324929
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English
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  title        = {Nursing Staff Stress and Individual Characteristics in Relation to the Ward Atmosphere in Psychiatric In-Patient Wards},
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