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What Implies the Good Work for Registered Nurses in Municipal Elderly Care in Sweden?
Mälardalens högskola, Örebro Reg Dev Council, Örebro.
Karlskoga sjukhus.
Storfors kommun.
2011 (English)In: Clinical Nursing Research, ISSN 1054-7738, E-ISSN 1552-3799, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 292-309Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim was to describe registered nurses' perceptions of what the good work implies to them in municipal elderly care. A descriptive design and a structured questionnaire specifically designed for this study were used. Sixty housing units for older people and 213 nurses participated, with a response rate of 62%. The good work included the following aspects: intellectually stimulating without guilt feelings; freedom and independence with the possibility to influence; having appreciative and pleasant fellow workers and a fair and understanding manager; a good physical and risk-free environment; work security and a steady income with the possibility of improving salary through work effort; work effort should be beneficial to others; innovative thinking and initiative should be highly valued; and pride in work without compromising personal values. Employers must take this into consideration to retain those nurses already employed and recruit nurses to municipal elderly care.

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Sage Publications, 2011. Vol. 20, no 3, p. 292-309
Keywords [en]
registered nurse; municipal elderly care; nursing; questionnaire; work environment
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Nursing
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Nursing Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-76547DOI: 10.1177/1054773811403622ISI: 000292600700007PubMedID: 21460333OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-76547DiVA, id: diva2:1388994
Available from: 2020-01-28 Created: 2020-01-28 Last updated: 2020-01-28Bibliographically approved

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