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It is often considered that military personnel have a more stressful job than others in society because of the trauma they face in the war zones. But according to the Impact of Event Scale, it was found that nurses face more stress and have a stress score of 43.35 with 44 being the highest. Additionally, at the score above 44 an individual isn’t capable of performing tasks or function normally.
Nurses are appointed for various patient units like intensive care or emergency units. They can have all sorts of patients and bear with their complaints and ruthless behavior all the time. Even with such negative feedback, along with the consistent blame game, nurses stay with their patients all the way, without showcasing their anger and emotions.
Physical exhaustion is another element that is included in a nurse’s job description. Sometimes nurses have to cover shifts for those absent, which increases the number of patients, in addition to those already assigned to them. So, the workload, together with time constraints, adds to the stress, thereby obstructing their daily tasks.