The prevalence of stress and anxiety that comes with working in correctional facilities can be overwhelming. When the demands of stress placed on a person exceed their resources and coping abilities, their mental health is usually impacted. This can have severe effects on a person’s quality of life, both in and out of work. For nurses who work in the jail facilities, this could potentially lead to unintentional harm done to the patient and place the nurses' safety at risk. Nurses fill many demanding roles with patients/inmates, including a caretaker, educator, and emotional lifeline. Thus, nurses are prone to mental, physical, and emotional fatigue. Psychologist Herbert Freudenberger initially created the term burnout in the 1970s to describe the consequences of providers' severe stress in the helping professions such as nurses. Keyrel, Alan (2017) stated a 2013 report from the Department of Professional Employees showed that almost half a million registered nurses had already left their job nationwide. Nurses are more prone to stress and burnout than other healthcare providers, as they are first-line care providers. This evidence-based practice project aims to decrease anxiety and stress in correctional facility nurses by implementing an exercise activity program such as brisk walking, treadmill, aerobics, light weightlifting, etc. This study will examine the anticipated change in stress levels amongst correctional facility nurses as a result of participating in an exercise program three times a week for thirty days.
|Department:||Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 82/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Kinesiology, Occupational psychology, Physical education, Labor relations, Health care management|
|Keywords:||Anxiety, Correctional nurse, Exercise benefits, Occupational burnout, Stress, Coping abilities, Unintentional harm, Emotional lifeline, Emotional fatigue|
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