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What implies the good work for registered nurses in municipal elderly care in Sweden?
University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7117-9808
2011 (English)In: Clinical Nursing Research, Vol. 3, 292-309 p.Article 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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2011. Vol. 3, 292-309 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1067OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1067DiVA: diva2:868151
Available from: 2015-11-09 Created: 2015-11-09 Last updated: 2015-11-09

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