Despite the fact that mental health nurses are more prone to job stressors, little research has been
done on stress in their day to day activities at the hospital. This study, therefore, identified the causes
of job-related stress among mental health nurses, assessed the effects of job-related stress on mental
healthcare delivery and explored coping strategies among mental health nurses. Based on a mixed-method approach, the study was based on nurses at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. The study
found that a high proportion of nurses found their work stressful.
The study found that age, rank, ward and shift are background characteristics that influence stress.
Aggressive patients, inadequate logistics and low nurse to patient ratio was the major causes of
stress. The study also revealed that stress has an effect on the delivery of health services by mental
health nurses. Stress was also found to negatively affect the physical health and psychological
health of nurses.
In order to cope with the stressful demands of their work, the comparative majority of the
respondents indicated that sometimes they go on leave when they realise they needed one. To cope
with stress while on duty, the study found that nurses call on their colleagues for assistance in
handling stressful situations. It therefore behoves Government to put in measures and policies to
regulate and reduce the effects of stress on nurses.
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