Depression in Hospital-Employed Nurses

Published in Clinical Nurse Specialist, the following article aimed to determine the prevalence of depression in a random sample of hospital-employed nurses to determine individual and workplace characteristics that are associated with depression. Data analysis demonstrated that 18% of surveys nurses experienced depressive symptoms, a rate higher than that of national norms. Body mass index, job satisfaction, number of health problems, mental well-being, and health-related productivity had significant relationships with depression. Authors suggest that advanced practice nurses can help with educating nurses on recognizing depression and that computerized cognitive-based therapy could be useful in helping nurses cope and recover from depression.

Effects on Clinician Health and Well-Being

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