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JOB SATISFACTION AMONG INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NURSES IN GREECE

Kontogeorgou Ioanna, Varounis Christos, Vasilopoulos Georgios, Kelesi Martha, Fasoi Georgia, Stavropoulou Areti

Monday, January 9, 2017

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2017

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Pages: 158-170

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1165374

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Introduction:A number of factors are positively or negatively related to the degree of satisfaction of nurses from their work. Thepurposeof this study was to explore the level of satisfaction of nurses working in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and in Emergency Departments (EDs) in Greece.Material and method:The sample of the study consisted of 151 nurses and nursing assistants working in ICUs and in EDs. Data was collected by completing the 'Measure of Job Satisfaction' scale.Results:Out the 151 nurses, 95(62.91%) were working in the ICU while 56 (37.09%) in the EDs.Also, 97(64.24%) participants declared that they would change their job if they had the opportunity while 98(64.90%) reported they wanted a change in their occupation activity. Also, the results showed that 151 participants had a lower satisfaction score in "wage satisfaction and prospects" while the opposite was observed in the "personal satisfaction" option.Conclusions:Although nurses were generally satisfied, the high trend of leaving the profession shows the need for measures to improve working conditions and working life in general.

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