Sjuksköterskors hantering av arbetsrelaterad stress

Translated title of the thesis: Nurses' management of work-related stress
  • Petra Karlsson
  • Isabell Winberg

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: In many workplaces worldwide nurses experience stress and perceivetheir professional role as psychological strain, and that it generates little self-control.For this reason, nurses need to be updated and have a knowledge of different copingstrategies that can be used to manage work-related stress as he/she risk both physicaland mental illness. Aim: The aim of this study was to describe the coping strategiesnurses use to manage work-related stress. Method: The literature review was based ona total of 16 scientific papers of which four were qualitative and 12 were quantitative.Articles examined and analyzed by a summative content analysis. Results: The resultswere compiled into four main categories: Problem Focused-, Emotion Focused-,Redefined-, and Avoidance coping. The main categories contain subcategories andassociated coping strategies nurses use to manage work-related stress. Conclusion:Coping strategies appeared overall vary and some could be regarded as more suitablethan others, seen out of Antonovsky's theory of Sense of Coherence.

    Date of Award2013-Mar-07
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorMarie Rask (Supervisor) & Liselotte Jakobsson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Nursing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Work Sciences (50903)
    • Nursing (30305)


    • nurses
    • coping
    • manage
    • work-related stress

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