Managing Stress On The Healthcare Industry Essay

980 Words Oct 28th, 2014 4 Pages
MANAGING STRESS IN THE
HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY

Shana Glover
Kaplan University MANAGING STRESS IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY In today’s current healthcare workplace, overstressed employees are and will continue to be a major factor in the effectiveness of the healthcare team in all aspects. There are new factors contributing to the stress placed on employees in healthcare every day. With the current outbreak of infectious diseases, such as the Ebola virus, the threat to personal health is increasing, and the risk is even greater for those in healthcare. There are many factors that contribute and many steps that can be taken to minimize stress. It is well known that stress is an unavoidable part of life, but preventative measures can help reduce the stress placed on employees, thus creating healthier, happier employees. Happy employees are safe, productive employees that make good decisions, and everyone benefits from this. Patients are happier and receive better quality treatment, and the employers reap the financial and statistical benefits. There are numerous reasons that stress has a negative impact on every business, especially healthcare. It is important to know that stress can lead to various types of physical ailments such as back and neck pain, headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, sleepiness, sleep problems, digestive problems, increased heart rate, skin rashes, sweating, blurred vision and even frequent crying. It can also lead to multiple psychological…

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