A review of nurse occupational stress research: 1

Br J Nurs. 1997 Jun 12-25;6(11):642-5. doi: 10.12968/bjon.1997.6.11.642.


This is the first in a series of articles that review the field of nurse occupational stress research. The review in its entirety provides a focus for further research on nurse stress; further research is crucial, especially at a time when major changes in nursing and the NHS in general provide major challenges which some people would argue are critical prerequisites for increased work-related stress. The review highlights the many weaknesses and gaps in nurse stress research and invites future researchers to take up the challenge.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Burnout, Professional / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Nurses / psychology*
  • Nursing Research*
  • Occupational Health*