Associate Level Material
Stress and Illness in the Workplace Matrix
Use the following table to describe the relationship between stress and health in the workplace and to identify ways to reduce stress in the workplace. If you use additional sources, include citations consistent with APA guidelines.
|What is the relationship between stress and health in the workplace? |Being stressed by the environment in which we work in has a direct effect on our health. Stress caused by|
| |work can lead to headaches, high blood pressure, anxiety, loss of appetite, sleep deprivation, and many |
| |other things. All of these symptoms have a direct toll on our overall health. When these symptoms become |
| |chronic they wear down our immune systems and we can become sick. This in turn affects our performance |
| |at work, which again causes stress. It is a viscous cycle if stress caused from work is not managed |
| |properly. |
|Identify a situation in which you experienced stress in the workplace or provide a |At the hospital I work for we recently merged with another large hospital system. We are in the process |
|fictional example. |of converting all of our systems to their systems. I am responsible for developing the cardiology |
| |scheduling system. I had to take all of the...