Stress and fatigue
Stress and fatigue impact on patient safety. Staff experience stress when they feel unable to cope with work demands or the work environment. Stress impacts productivity, to the detriment of physical or mental health (1).
2. Sawbridge and Hewison (2011). Time to care? Responding to concerns about poor nursing care (PDF 146KB). University of Birmingham. Health Services Management Centre.
3. Scott LD et al. (2010) An interventional approach for patient and nurse safety: a fatigue countermeasures feasibility study, Nursing Research, 59(4) Jul-Aug, pp.250-258.
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