Techniques used to help cope with or lessen physical and emotional effects of everyday life pressures
What is it?
Stress management is the use of a wide range of approaches to help you better deal with stress and adversity. While there are a number of commonly used techniques for improving stress management, some tactics may be unique to different individuals in the ways they can positively impact their stress levels.
Why is it important?
Stress management is a critical skill to have, especially for anyone working in a particularly stressful environment. Symptoms of stress effect both the body and mood and can create conflict, anxiety, a lack of motivation, and irritability. All of these symptoms of stress impact both the individual as well as co-workers and patients, so managing stress symptoms is important, and should be practiced by all medical personnel.