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Workplace injuries, absenteeism and turnover among nurses are influenced by role stresses

Joy Hewitt

Workplace intervention programs to reduce injuries, absenteeism and turnover among nurses should be designed to address the key factors of role ambiguity and role conflict, and improve workplace cohesion.

Take Home Messages / Tools: While occupational stress is considered to relate to many factors, including workload, significant traumatic episodes such as a patient death, and workload pressure, this study suggests the factors that make the major difference to work attendance and staying in the job are role conflict and role ambiguity. Why the research matters: Work-related injuries, absenteeism and turnover are a significant proble...

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