Authors: Ramona Jurcău1, Ioana Jurcău2
1 Department of Pathophysiology, Medicine Faculty, „Iuliu Hațieganu” University of Medicine and
Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2 Emergency Clinical Hospital for Children, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Background. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious syndrome that can occur in people who have experienced a traumatic event. Nurses are repeatedly exposed to stress and events of high psychological intensity. Fear is a state of tension proportional to the intensity of the danger and which disappears once the danger has been overcome.
Aims. Although studies so far prove interest in the relationship between PTSD and the field of nurses, in general, the relationship between these two fields and fear has been rarely investigated
Methods. In order to highlight the relationship between PTSD in nurses and fear, the keywords stress disorders and fear (PTSD+N+F) were selected for analysis. The time periods analyzed were from 1960 in 2018. The PubMed filters analyzed: were: Sex (Gender) and Age.
Results. There is a increasing tendency of the number of publications, especially in 2018. The difference was significant between: B and Nr/year; B and B+F; Nr/year and 0-18, 19-44, 45-64,> 65 and> 80. Referred to the periods of time, the biggest increases were between 2015-2018 for both filters like and age.
Conclusions. The interest in the PTSD+N+F relationship is real and important, presenting a constantly evolving over time.
Key words: post-traumatic stress disorder, nursing, fear, PubMed.