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Mariah Kilgus

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Transcript of Stress


Stress of families when a member is suffering from a mental illness such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
What is bipolar disorder and schizophrenia?
"Illness is not an isolated life event. The patient and family deal with changes resulting from illness and treatment" (Potter, Perry, Stockert, Hall, 2013, p. 75).
Why do families become stressed?
What are nursing solutions?
Moral distress and how it affects nurses
What is moral Distress?
How can it affect nurses?
what impact does it have on patient care?
what are the causes of moral distress ?
How can moral distress be handled or treated?
What types of ethical situations are involved with moral distress?
The Causes and Management of Stress In the Workplace
Stress and its impact on depression
What is stress?
Stress is a psychological tension that threatens homeostasis or a person's psychological equilibrium.

Stress is also a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
By Megan Kanyuk, Mariah Kilgus, Liam Magerr, and Brandy Maleski
What is moral distress?
Moral Distress
Moral distress occurs when a person knows the ethically correct action to take but feels powerless to take that action (Delgado, 2010)

Nurses often feel a loss of integrity and dissatisfaction with their work environment
Moral distress can cause the following :
Impact that moral distress has on patient care
Patients may feel discomfort

Some nurses may refuse to treat patients which can lead to injury or death (De Villers & De Von, 2012).
Patients are exposed to injury and unsafe nursing practices especially when drug use is prevalent .
What is depression?
What causes stress related depression?
-10% of Americans suffer from some sort of depression.
Depression is a serious mental illness suffered by people throughout the world
"The number of patients
diagnosed with depression increases by approximately twenty percent per year"
Symptoms of depression
-Acute and Chronic Stress
Recently, there have been multiple studies conducted to determine how stress can effect depression.
-A chemical imbalance in the brain?
The solution
well staffed hospitals
Being prepared
Positive work environment
Being alert
Moral distress and its affect on nurses
abuse toward patients
drug abuse/ alcohol abuse
Job loss
Suffering patient
Doctors orders
Unethical situations
Death of patients
Patients family
Work Stress
"work stress is descrived as occuring when the perceived demands of a job exceed one's internal and external resources to do the job"(Folkman et al. 1987)
Causes of Stress
Definition of stress.

Type of Measurement used.

Profession Of worker.
Negative Effects of Stress
Stress can impact the health and safety of the workers, and the health and effectiveness of the organization they represent.
Overwhelming situations, lack of support amongst co-workers or family, and workload are common stressful components in the work place
Stress for Nurses
Stress stems from consistent exposure of Stark suffering, grief, death and dying, emergency situations, and low supportive relationships.
Chronic Tension
Chronic tension is caused by Consistent acute stress.
Chronic tension can cause anxiety or depersonalization
Chronic Tension can cause a psychological syndrome called burnout
Burnout causes Emotional exaustion, depersonalization and a lack of perceived individual accomplishment.
"Coping is defined as the cognitive and behavioral efforts made to master, tolerate or reduce external and internal demands and conflicts" (Foulkman & Lazarus 1980)
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