Work Loads Of Nursing Professionals In Hospital Services For Mental Health
Objective: To identify the available evidence in the literature on the workloads and their impact on the safety of patients in mental distress
Method: This is an integrative literature review in the databases LILACS, CINAHL, SCOPUS (Elsevier), PUBMED, ScienceDirect (Elsevier), Web of Science (Main Collection - Thomson Reuters Scientific), available in full in electronic media between January and March 2016 using the descriptors “nursing staff”, “health worker”, “workloads” and “mental health services” reaching the final sample of 08 articles.
Results: The following workloads in mental health services were identified: biological, physical, physiological, mechanical and psychological burden, such causing emotional distress of professionals, accidents and health problems directly on the quality of care and safety of psychiatric patients.
Conclusion: From this study, it is observed the need of a better attention to the existing working conditions in mental health services, searching for solutions that provide occupational health and safety for workers.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access and Benefits of Publishing Open Access).