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Intense stress causes individuals to suffer from physical, psychological and work-related problems. The study was conducted to identify causes of stress experienced by nurses and negative effects of stress on nurses. This descriptive and comparative study was conducted. The nurses underwent high level of stress due to negative attitudes of patients or their families, workenvironment caused by lack of nurse and other personnel, inability to spare time for themselves and their families, the fact that their rights were not protected, not being employed at the units where they wanted to work, due to physiciansâ€™ not coming when they were called or not being wanted to be called. Inconclusion, nursessufferfrom high level of stress mainly due to negative attitudes of patients and their families and lack of nurse and other personnel, and stress leads to fatigue, sleep disorders and burnout among the nurses.
Keywords: Nursing; hospital; stress; stress causes.
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