Mental Stress In The Elderly
Old nurses wish you seminars on the stress management of new research results show, every fifth employee in the elderly feels exhausted and thinking about a career change. Physical and psychological burdens can encounter at the borders. The shortage due to demographic demands a rethinking. Qualified staff should be strengthened in their resources and to their employer. The research network interviewed health of the Leuphana University of Luneburg jointly with the Association of private providers of social services around 1,000 staff in care for the elderly. The study is the largest study on the health and job satisfaction in the care sector in Germany. The study shows, the health situation of nursing staff in the region of Luneburg is cause for concern. The staff most frequently complains of mental stress.
30 Percent feel constantly tired, tense and unable to cope, about 25 percent suffer the week repeatedly headaches and 20 percent under Sleep disorders. The respondents said they were also repeatedly sick and against the explicit advice of the doctor, to work to be gone. It is assumed, this situation is to be found nationwide. Altenpflege-a woman’s domain in Germany, 85 percent of caregivers are women. Considered particularly female characteristics such as empathy, willingness to help and the yearning for harmony are particularly pronounced for many. However, it is difficult often to differentiate themselves and to assert themselves, to protect themselves from excessive stress.
Mental stress in the workplace the many stresses and strains from elderly caregivers are distinguished according to DIN EN ISO 10075 between mental stress and psychological stress. Psychological pressures include all influences which affect the people from outside. The concept of mental stress takes into account the individual coping strategies of nurses. In the study of joint OSH strategy of the Government of Oberpfalz became particularly onerous Working conditions too little time for individual residents, a quantitative high workload, called for extensive documentation and contradictory task goals.