Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to explore the coping strategies of nurse in Intensive Care Unit
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to put efforts on improving the ICU environment, which in turn decreases in work-related stress among nurse.
Result shows that most frequent coping strategies were seeking advice, examining self and exhausting all possible avenues, indeed positive emotion-focused coping was highlighted among five types, followed by problem-orientation, ability enhancement, change of perspective and negative emotion-focused coping. Therefore nursing education background related to positive emotion-focused coping (sig=.007), ICU training program to be highly significant (sig=.019) for ability enhancement and less significant (sig=.060) for problem orientation. The results provide some evidences and supports to that suggest personal professional characteristics have a different significance to coping strategies. Also, there is a significant relationship between personal professional characteristics and five coping strategies.
Conclusion: Finally, recommendations are made regarding nursing administrators and managers could put efforts on improving the ICU environment, which in turn decreases in work-related stress among nurse, hence, quality of care thus gets improved afterwards.
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