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Stressors in Ugandan nurses’ working- environment: An observational study
Ersta Sköndal University College, Department of Health Care Sciences.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: Stress is a common problem for nurses around the world. In Uganda, the enormous pressure on the healthcare in the country makes it no different.

Aim: To describe stressors in nurses’ working-environment in one hospital, one clinic and one refugee-camp in central and western Uganda.

Methods: A qualitative observational study with observations from three different health facilities. The data was analyzed using content analysis by Graneheim and Lundman.

Results: The results showed that factors like lack of equipment, improper handling of needles, exposure to contagion, environmental factors and information were all contributing to stress.

Discussions: The result was discussed from two themes: Lack of safety and Knowledge related to lack of equipment. The first theme described the environmental hazards the nurses were exposed to in their proffession. The second described the relationship between knowledge, lack of equipment and stress.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 24 p.
Keyword [en]
stress, stressors, nursing, working environment, Uganda
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-3981OAI: diva2:735483
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Available from: 2014-08-12 Created: 2014-07-28 Last updated: 2014-08-12Bibliographically approved

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