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Workplace culture in psychiatric nursing described by nurses

Kurjenluoma, Kaisa, Slater, P and McCormack, Brendan (2017) Workplace culture in psychiatric nursing described by nurses. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 31 (4). pp. 1048-1058. [Journal article]

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URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/scs.12430/full#publication-history

DOI: 10.1111/scs.12430


AbstractAim: This study looks to describe the workplace culture from the viewpoints of stress, jobsatisfaction and practice environment. Methods: Data were collected from nurses (n=109) using aweb-based survey, The Person Centred Nursing Index, from two purposefully selected hospitaldistricts in Finland. Data were statistically analyzed. Results: Nurses described their workplaceculture in slightly positive terms. Nurses only occasionally experienced stress (mean 2.56, SD 0.55),and were fairly satisfied with their job (mean 4.75, SD 0.66) and their practice environment (mean4.42, SD 0.81). Demographic variables such as the nurses’ age, length of time in nursing, time attheir present hospital, working shifts, and their use of patient restriction were more frequentlyassociated with their perceived workplace culture.Conclusion: Older nurses and those with a longer work history in the nursing profession tended tobe more satisfied with their workplace culture in psychiatric nursing. Young and/or newlygraduated nurses felt more negatively on their workplace culture; this issue should be recognizedand addressed with appropriate support and mentoring. Nurses who used restrictive measures weremore often less satisfied with their workplace culture. Continuous efforts are needed to reduce theuse of coercive measures, which challenge also the managers to support nursing practice to be moreperson-centred

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:job satisfaction, job stress, psychiatric nursing, 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:36960
Deposited By: Dr Paul Slater
Deposited On:11 May 2017 13:36
Last Modified:27 Aug 2018 12:56

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