Stress, job satisfaction, and related outcomes in intensive care unit nurses and labor and delivery unit nurses
The purpose of this research is to explore the work stress and job satisfaction of intensive care unit and labor and delivery nurses. Nursing stress is thought to impact nursing job satisfaction and nursing stress and job satisfaction is thought to play a role in nursing turnover, performance, burnout, and mental well-being. An integrative review of the literature surrounding these topics will be conducted for this thesis. Nursing shortages and the quality of patient care are two major problems facing hospitals around the world. Because different areas of nursing encounter different situations and circumstances, it is important to look at individual areas of nursing to determine which aspects are related to specific nursing units.
This thesis examines intensive care unit nurses and labor and delivery unit nurses in particular. These two areas of nursing were chosen for this synthesis because of the differences in the type of outcomes they encounter. The major difference separating the two being work-related exposure to death. In this integrated review of the literature, I attempt to inform hospital staff of the different facets of nursing that require intervention in order for nurses to perform at their optimum, maintain healthy levels of mental well-being and help prevent burnout and turnover within intensive care and labor and delivery nursing. Findings of this synthesis will have implications for both the nursing occupation and for future research into workplace stress and job satisfaction of nurses.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences;Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Salsamendi, Noreen, "Stress, job satisfaction, and related outcomes in intensive care unit nurses and labor and delivery unit nurses" (2009). HIM 1990-2015. 913.