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Training and Development and its impact on stress among Irish nurses

Awosanya, Joke (2019) Training and Development and its impact on stress among Irish nurses. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The issue of stress has been gaining attention in nursing literature over a long time. However, not much has been done in the area of how stress is shaped by regular training and development. Thus, this research is to identify and highlight the impact that training and development may have on stress among Irish nurses. There are three sub-objectives within the study; 1) to identify causes of common workplace stress in nursing profession, 2) to examine if there is an existing relationship between job training and development and work-related stress and 3) to recommend on what organisations, especially health care industry, can do to reduce workplace stress.

Methods: The research was conducted using a series of qualitative, semi-structured interviews with nurses from different categories, general and mental nurses in the Irish health sector. After interviews, the data collected were analysed using a thematic analytical method.

Results: Six important themes were identified and evaluated during the findings and analysis. These themes include excessive work demand, shift work, unsupported work environment, financial impact, the need to recruit and retain staffs, no relationship or support with HR/Upper level management, these themes were linked within the three sub-objectives of the research question.

Conclusion: Nursing is a stressful profession, considering that there are many things that cause stress among Irish nurses. This study can help Irish Health care sector see the important of training and development among Irish nurses. It can also help to assist in further research study. Further, it is hoped that the study would be useful for investigating issues within the health care sector in future.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Training and Development
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Industrial Psychology > Workplace Stress
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 14:07
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 14:07
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3909

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