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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155640
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Registered Nurses 'Perception of Work Satisfaction at a Tertiary Care
Abstract:
Registered Nurses 'Perception of Work Satisfaction at a Tertiary Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Khowaja, Khurshid, PHD
P.I. Institution Name:The Aga Khan University Hospital
Title:Director of Nursing
Co-Authors:Rashida J. Merchant, BScN; Doulat Hirani, BSCN
Hospitals are facing serious challenges to provide high quality care with current nursing shortages. Nursing shortages are major concern for nursing management, clinicians and administrators as they lead to impact on quality of care. Under-stressed, frustrated, demoralized nurses are alarm for hospital management for providing quality care according to set standards. Mathews & Campbell (2001), reported as job satisfaction varies intensively with staff turnover. An improvement in one’s degree of job satisfaction results in successful nurse retention and therefore a decrease in staff turnover. A Qualitative research design was used to explore nurses’ perception regarding high turnover rate among nurses at Tertiary Care University Hospital. Data collected from nurses working at various specialty areas such as Critical, Med/Surg, Ambulatory, Maternal/Child and Emergency departments. Convenient sample of 8–10 RNs’ from each sub specialty group was selected for focus group interview and 4 – 5 focus groups were selected for study population. Focus group interview were conducted by non-nursing personal to overcome information biasis. The implication of study was to help hospital administration to launch and implement retention strategies suggested by study participants to improve nursing retention at Tertiary Care University Hospital. The data analysis showed that most dissatisfying factors at work and work setting were identified as: Irrelevant work load, stress, biased management, lack of appreciation/incentive and rigid attitude of management. However the most satisfying factors were: working with the internationally reputable organization, patients’ positive feedback and availability of required material or equipment. The study participants recommended that to improve nursing retention at the Tertiary Care University Hospital, hospital management should launch following strategies: reduce workload by increasing staff, give respect to nurses in front of patients and other staff, give frequent verbal appreciation, reduce too much documentation, increase recreational activities, be emphatic in behavior and show trust and confidence in nurses
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRegistered Nurses 'Perception of Work Satisfaction at a Tertiary Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155640-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Registered Nurses 'Perception of Work Satisfaction at a Tertiary Care</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Khowaja, Khurshid, PHD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The Aga Khan University Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">khurshid.khowaja@aku.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Rashida J. Merchant, BScN; Doulat Hirani, BSCN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Hospitals are facing serious challenges to provide high quality care with current nursing shortages. Nursing shortages are major concern for nursing management, clinicians and administrators as they lead to impact on quality of care. Under-stressed, frustrated, demoralized nurses are alarm for hospital management for providing quality care according to set standards. Mathews &amp; Campbell (2001), reported as job satisfaction varies intensively with staff turnover. An improvement in one&rsquo;s degree of job satisfaction results in successful nurse retention and therefore a decrease in staff turnover. A Qualitative research design was used to explore nurses&rsquo; perception regarding high turnover rate among nurses at Tertiary Care University Hospital. Data collected from nurses working at various specialty areas such as Critical, Med/Surg, Ambulatory, Maternal/Child and Emergency departments. Convenient sample of 8&ndash;10 RNs&rsquo; from each sub specialty group was selected for focus group interview and 4 &ndash; 5 focus groups were selected for study population. Focus group interview were conducted by non-nursing personal to overcome information biasis. The implication of study was to help hospital administration to launch and implement retention strategies suggested by study participants to improve nursing retention at Tertiary Care University Hospital. The data analysis showed that most dissatisfying factors at work and work setting were identified as: Irrelevant work load, stress, biased management, lack of appreciation/incentive and rigid attitude of management. However the most satisfying factors were: working with the internationally reputable organization, patients&rsquo; positive feedback and availability of required material or equipment. The study participants recommended that to improve nursing retention at the Tertiary Care University Hospital, hospital management should launch following strategies: reduce workload by increasing staff, give respect to nurses in front of patients and other staff, give frequent verbal appreciation, reduce too much documentation, increase recreational activities, be emphatic in behavior and show trust and confidence in nurses</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:02:01Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:02:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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