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Clinical Training Related Stressors and Coping Strategies among Student Nurses

Maaz Ud Din; Muhammad Hussain; Muhammad Afzal; Syed Amir Gilani

Stress is defined as the body’s biochemical reaction to a stressful stimulus, a threatening event, or a new situation. Selye defines stress as body’s non-cause- unique response to any types of stimuli. Consequently, the forms of biological response to adaptation demands are always the same, regardless of the cause. Stress from lack of professional knowledge and skills 1.8533 ±1.016 Stress from assignments and workload was 2.88±0.87, Stress from taking care of patients was 2.511±1.0058, Stress from clinical environment was 3.023±0.949, Stress from teachers and nursing staff was 2.8133±1.2105, and stress related to instructors and nursing staff was 3.1825±1.02025, Problem-solving approach (3.931±0.9185), staying optimistic (3.49±0.9522), transference (3.80333±o.929), and avoidance behavior (3.31666±1.0486). The findings demonstrated that nursing students at Lahore school of nursing the University of Lahore have mild stress levels. In order to overcome stressors, students frequently employed a problem-solving approach, followed by staying optimistic and using transference and avoidance

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