Part 1: Identifying Research Methodologies Evidence-Based Project Introduction:
The nursing profession is very demanding. It is not uncommon to find that the staff`s health is affected by long working hours or work overload. Mental disorder and cardiovascular disease are linked to those factors. (Perry et al., 2015). This Evidence-Based Project summarizes four research articles in which those psychosocial risk factors related to work and mental health problems development among nurses are highlighted.
There is a false belief that health personnel cannot be affected by general health problems or mental health problems. Many nurses reported having a high level of occupational stress, and it was affecting the nursing behavior. (Tajvar et al., 2015). In Shahid Mohammadi Hospital in Bandar Abbas City in 2013, the prevalence of nursing mental health diseases was 10% with depression, 60.7% with somatic symptoms, Anxiety 62.5%, and 71.4% had social dysfunction among the ICU nursing staff. (Tajvar et al., 2015).
This review offers a vision of those main mental health problems that could appear in the nursing staff and how, in numerous ways, it could affect their health, professional performance, and job satisfaction.
Evidence-Based Project Purpose statement
The purpose of this evidence-based project is to carry out in-depth research that helps to identify the main risk factors for the development of mental illnesses in nursing staff, such as burnout, depression, somatic symptoms, among others. At the same time, provide suggestions that help reduce these factors’; since this problem, in addition to affecting the health of the staff, also directly influences their performance and decreases the quality of the service offered.
Evidence-Based Project Conclusion
Nurses may be in good mental health if they are also in good general health. Other factors that could improve or reduce the risk are having one stable home, the support of a partner, family and friends, an exercise routine, and adequate sleep. (Perry et al., 2015). Both nurses and their managers must make as a goal to provide a positive and pleasant work environment.
The objective of reducing as much as possible the harmful factors that would put the physical or mental health of the staff at risk should be considered. (Perry et al., 2015). Some of the psychosocial risks and mental health problems that could occur in nursing personnel are stress, depression, burnout syndrome, or somatic symptoms. Freimann, T., & Merisalu, E. (2015). “Staff issues are best associated with burnout as well as job satisfaction” Khamisa et al. (2015).
- Ferri, P., Guadi, M., Marcheselli, L., Balduzzi, S., Magnani, D., & Di Lorenzo, R. (2016). The impact of shift work on the psychological and physical health of nurses in a general hospital: a comparison between rotating night shifts and day shifts. Risk management and healthcare policy, 9, 203. Retrieved on 12/15/2020 from
- Freimann, T., & Merisalu, E. (2015). Work-related psychosocial risk factors and mental health problems amongst nurses at a university hospital in Estonia: a cross-sectional study. Scandinavian journal of public health, 43(5), 447-452. Retrieved on 12/15/2020.
- Khamisa, N., Oldenburg, B., Peltzer, K., & Ilic, D. (2015). Work related stress, burnout, job satisfaction and general health of nurses. International journal of environmental research and public health, 12(1), 652-666.
- Nieswiadomy, R. M., & Bailey, C. (2018). Foundations of nursing research.
- Perry, L., Lamont, S., Brunero, S., Gallagher, R., & Duffield, C. (2015). The mental health of nurses in acute teaching hospital settings: a cross-sectional survey. BMC nursing, 14(1), 15. Retrieved on 12,11,2020.
- Tajvar, A., Saraji, G. N., Ghanbarnejad, A., Omidi, L., Hosseini, S. S., & Abadi, A. S. (2015). Occupational stress and mental health among nurses in a medical intensive care unit of a general hospital in Bandar Abbas in 2013. Electronic physician, 7(3), 1108–1113.