Knowledge of Models of Stress for Nurses

In psychology, stress is a threat or demand or any other event or circumstances that compel someone to cope with the changed positions. It is quite common to say that stresses are an unavoidable and significant part of one life. They are of various intensities. for instance, the lower intensity ones can be such as family argument, a traffic jam or a withering comment by one’s employer and or the higher ones could be fear of death during wartime or the demise of a close relative. (Hancock and Desmond, 2000)
Reactions of different people to stress differ widely depending on their different family and cultural backgrounds, their temper at the time, their individual experiences, and on other strains present at the same time. It is usual to observe that the daily life and lighter stress are easily dealt with by people, however, when problematic issues arise earlier than they could be solved, it may overload ones adaptive capacity, thus leading to depression, chronic ailments and anxiety. (Hancock and Desmond, 2000)
As elucidates by Cunningham (2000) the present theoretical models in this regard put forward various passageways, though inconsistent in negligible aspects, in which disease or illness may be influenced by stress. The related literature determines stress as a process when a person realizes that his adaptive capacities are insufficient or too demanding to absorb the unexpected environmental changes. As stated by Marshall et al. (2000) stress is considered as an intrinsically psychosomatic progression, within such models. It is for this reason that more emphasis is placed on the psychology of stress. However, it has been realized that physical stress, independent of psychological mechanisms, may influence health, for instance, longer exposure to excessive temperatures.
Numerous aspects contribute to the stressful nature of the nursing profession&nbsp.(Chang, Hancock &amp. Johnson, 2005).&nbsp.