203-210, quiz 211
Throughout the history of nursing there is a seeming legacy of personnel shortage, lack of funds, and, based on the nature of the role and related services, heightened levels of stress involved in patient care.
The future of the profession and more imminently, patient care and the health of nurses, may be significantly impacted by repeated challenges where current levels of stress and burnout are contributing to organizational problems, burnout, and attrition.
Employee stress and burn out commonly lead to myriad health-related problems that result in significant organizational consequences.
There are many methods of stress management, and sometimes the best and most effective begin with simple recognition, validation, and visible and committed efforts by the nurse executive.
Regardless of the technique or approach, what is clear is that there is a need for nurse executives to include the development and enhancement of comprehensive stress-management programming for employees as a priority item to avoid burnout and attrition.
Original Publication Citation
Milliken, T. F., Clements, P. T., & Tillman, H. J. (2007). The impact of stress management on nurse productivity and retention. Nursing Economics, 25(4), 203-210; quiz 211.
Milliken, Tammi F.; Clements, Paul T.; and Tillman, Harry J., "The Impact of Stress Management on Nurse Productivity and Retention" (2007). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 53.