Arbetsrelaterad stress hos röntgensjuksköterskor : En intervjustudie
Sammanfattning: Background: Healthcare professionals are often the subject to occupational stress, the professional radiographer is no exception. Occupational stress has been seen as a predictor to burn outs amongst radiographer and may jeopardise the patients’ safety during radiologic examinations. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to find out more about how radiographers in Uppsala County perceive stress in their workplace, the study aims to find out which factors affect occupational stress and how it expresses itself physically and mentally to the radiographer. Method: The study was done through a qualitative method in the form of interviews with staff at x-ray departments at different hospitals. Results: All of the informants felt some kind of occupational stress from time to time, some very rarely and others more frequent. The most common factors for stress that emerged from this study were staff shortage, and a high workflow, as well as high patient flow for radiological examinations. There were varied symptoms that appeared; mild symptoms such as sweating and more serious symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety and trouble sleeping. Conclusion: The occupational stress of radiographers affects the radiographer both physically and mentally, and also patient safety and the quality of the examinations. One can clearly see that the amount of patients in relation to the sparse staff density creates an excessively high workload that leads to stress. This means that the radiographer finds it difficult to maintain the care they would like, in terms of time and quality.
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