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Job Stress and Coping Responses of Staff Nurses at Mother Seton Hospital, Naga City.
|1Joyce N. de la Torre
| Universidad De Sta. Isabel
The purpose of the study is to determine the job stress and coping responses of the staff nurses at Mother Seton Hospital. A descriptive correlation study was used to identify sources of stress experienced by the nurses and describing the relationship between stress and coping
The purpose of the study is to determine the job stress and coping responses of the staff nurses at Mother Seton Hospital. A descriptive correlation study was used to identify sources of stress experienced by the nurses and describing the relationship between stress and coping. Standard self report questionnaires including expanded Nursing Stress Scale and Ways of Coping Checklist were distributed to nurses in the general ward units. Descriptive analysis of the quantitative data was conducted using SPSS 17.0 for the demographic profile of the respondents, the frequency and mean score (and standard deviation) of both of the sources of stress and adopted coping strategies. Pearson Correlation was used to compare the relationship among variables.
The findings of the study revealed that the most perceived source of stress by the respondents appear to be the uncertainty concerning patient's treatment followed by patients and their families and workload. It seems that the respondents are resorting more to positive reappraisal, planful problem solving and accepting responsibility as their coping response. Between the two variables there is significant relationship between job stress and coping responses of the respondents. But when the variables (individual subscales) were correlated to each other, it appears that death and dying and confrontive coping; Conflict with physicians and seeking social support; conflict with physicians and positive appraisal; inadequate emotional preparations and confrontive coping; problems relating to peers and confrontive coping; and patients and their families and confrontive coping have significant relationship to each other.
The researcher proposed recommendations to reduce the stress occurrences of the staff nurses at Mother Seton Hospital. It includes an assessment of the current recruitment of nurses, training and development; offer a continuing education and frequent training; integrate a stress prevention program; implement a stress management program and an open communication policy; formulate an organization focused intervention; ensure the workload of the nurses; provide recognition and reward activities; and build a supportive and healthy work environment.