Stress and Strain in inpatient Care for the Elderly - An Analysis as a Basis for Workplace maim Promotion

Huber, Gerhard ✉; Koeppel, Maximilian; Peters, Stefan

German Article (Journal Article) Scientific
Published: BEWEGUNGSTHERAPIE UND GESUNDHEITSSPORT 1613-0863 37 (60) pp. 19-26 2021
    • Health sciences
    Due to demographic change and an ageing society, the caregiver professions, which are already marked by a shortage of skilled workers, are facing an ever-increasing challenge. In addition, nurses report lower periods of time in their profession, i.e., an above-average number of days of incapacity for work and a 40 % increase in sick leave compared to the averages of other sectors. These are all indicators that nurses are exposed to high physical and psychological stress. Study data confirm the finding that nurses with 2.5 Metabolic Equivalent (MET) have nearly twice as much energy consumption as people in sedentary occupations (1.3 MET). The nursing professions are also quite demanding with regard to the quality of movement. For example, the majority of nursing staff state that they regularly have to lift loads of more than 20 kg and that they are exposed to such loads for years. In order for the nursing staff to deal with these tasks without overstraining themselves, their resilience should be strengthened through health promotion measures at the workplace. Thanks to the Nursing Staff Strengthening Act, a statement has been issued by the Federal Government since 2019, which allows this demand to be met proactively.
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