Cover image for article: Why Workplace Stress Impacts Nurses

Experts have long considered workplace stress an occupational hazard. In 1960, researcher Menzies identified four causes of stress among nurses, including “patient care, decision making, taking responsibility, and change.” Yet, despite increased awareness of the problem, nurses to this day continue to experience increasing levels of stress. According to the American Holistic Nurses’ Association, nurses are experiencing workplace stress at higher rates than most other professions. These stressors include physical demands, management issues, lack of resources, and difficulty balancing home and work responsibilities.
Read more