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Meaning of work for night nurses of a university hospital: descriptive study

Rosângela Marion da Silva, Carmem Lúcia Colomé Beck, Regina Célia Gollner Zeitoune, Francine Cassol Prestes, Juliana Petri Tavares, Soeli Teresinha Guerra

Abstract


Type of study: descriptive study with qualitative approach. Objective: To identify the meaning of work assigned by nurses working at night, connecting it to the professional satisfaction or dissatisfaction. Methodology: The sample consisted of 42 nurses at a teaching hospital of high complexity located in Rio Grande do Sul / Brazil. The of data collection technique used was semi-structured interview. The thematic analysis which allowed the construction of categories called work is: a central element of life, satisfaction and pleasure; economic performance, and work means dissatisfaction. Results: One can say that by the prevalence of positive expressions toward work, the majority of nurses assign positive meaning to the accomplished task, it being understood that these nurses are professionally satisfied. Conclusion: Understanding the meaning of work enables managers to create and implement strategies to expand activities related to workers' health from the perspective of improving services and professional satisfaction.

Keywords


Job Satisfaction; Nursing.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5935/1676-4285.20113433