Key messages

• Staff working with the critically ill are likely to be more stressed than some other health care professionals.

• Stressors include poor communication, dealing with death, excessive workload, bureaucracy, noise and light in the intensive care unit environment, and technology

• The symptoms of stress may be psychological, physiological, or behavioral.

• Unrelieved stress in a high proportion of workers results in a department with low morale and high staff turnover.

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