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Workplace culture among operating room nurses

Eskola, S, Roos, M, McCormack, B, Slater, Paul, Hahtela, N and Suominen, T (2016) Workplace culture among operating room nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 24 (6). pp. 725-734. [Journal article]

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URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jonm.12376/abstract

DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12376

Abstract

Aims To investigate the workplace culture in the Operating Room (OR)environment and the factors associated with it.Background In health care, the workplace culture affects the delivery andexperience of care. The OR can be a stressful practice environment, where nursesmight have occasionally either job stress or job satisfaction based on theircompetence.Method A quantitative cross-sectional approach was used. The study consisted of96 Finnish OR nurses. A Nursing Context Index instrument was used to obtaindata by way of an electronic questionnaire.Results The primary role and working unit of respondents were the maincomponents relating to workplace culture, and especially to job stress. Nurseanaesthetists were found to be slightly more stressed than scrub nurses. In localhospitals, job stress related to workload was perceived less than in universityhospitals (P = 0.001). In addition, OR nurses in local hospitals were moresatisfied with their profession (P = 0.007), particularly around issues concerningadequate staffing and resources (P = 0.001).Conclusions and implications for nursing management It is essential that nursemanagers learn to recognise the different expressions of workplace culture. Inparticular, this study raises a need to recognise the factors that cause job stress tonurse anaesthetists.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:job satisfaction, job stress, operating room nurse, practice environment, workplace culture
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Person-centred Practice Research Centre
ID Code:35009
Deposited By: Dr Paul Slater
Deposited On:31 Mar 2017 13:49
Last Modified:20 Aug 2018 14:01

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