Stress in Healthcare Industry – A Review Study

  • N Poornima Research Scholar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • V Kumaravel Dean-Academic, Commerce & Management Studies, Vivekanantha College of Arts & Science (Autonomous), Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P N Raghunathan Research Guide, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Government Arts College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Occupational Stress, Healthcare industry, Coping Strategies, job Stress, job insecurity, social support, hazard exposure


Work-related stress is defined as a harmful reaction that people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work.Occupational stress scatteredworldwide and it is a common disturbance among various professions, is regarded as a major occupational health problem for healthcare employees from physicians to wardboy. Stress iscomplex in nature resulting from the interaction between individuals and the environment. Occupational stress has been reported to affect productivity among the organizations, especially it is high among healthcare employees. Hence, the present study analyses the nature of the stress and its impact of stress in healthcare industry. The study also tries to seek coping strategies of stress in healthcare industry.

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Poornima, N., Kumaravel, V., & Raghunathan, P. N. (2017). Stress in Healthcare Industry – A Review Study. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 5(3), 14-22. Retrieved from