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Withstanding the Pressure of the Profession

McKinney, Brinda K. MSN, RN

Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (JNSD): March-April 2011 - Volume 27 - Issue 2 - p 69-73
doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e31820eee6a
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Nurses often practice in chaotic, demanding work environments. Understanding the negative impact these environments have on nurses and patients is paramount to halting this epidemic. Researchers' decade-old call for administrators and managers to correct this occupational hazard is ineffective in decreasing the effects of prolonged work-related stress on nurses. Staff development educators' modeling proactive conflict resolution skills can empower nurses to create therapeutic environments for themselves and patients.

10.1097/NND.0b013e31820eee6a

Brinda K. McKinney, MSN, RN, is Service Excellence Coordinator, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, Paragould.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Brinda K. McKinney, MSN, RN, Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, 900 W. Kingshighway, Paragould, AR (e-mail: Brenda.McKinney@arkansasmethodist.org).

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.