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Assesment of psychosocial work conditions of nurses at selected hospital wards
 
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Pomeranian Medical University / Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Szczecin, Poland (Independent Laboratory of Medical Rehabilitation / Samodzielna Pracownia Rehabilitacji Medycznej)
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Pomeranian Medical University / Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Szczecin, Poland (Public Health Department / Zakład Zdrowia Publicznego)
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Pomeranian Medical University / Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Szczecin, Poland (Department of Nursing / Zakład Pielęgniarstwa)
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Pomeranian Medical University / Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny, Szczecin, Poland (Department of Histology and Development Biology / Zakład Histologii i Biologii Rozwoju)
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Iwona Rotter   

Independent Laboratory of Medical Rehabilitation, Pomeranian Medical University, Grudziądzka 31, 70-103 Szczecin, Poland
 
Med Pr 2014;65(2):173–179
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Background: Good organisation of work, clear division of responsibilities, support from superiors are factors that positively influence the satisfaction of the profession. The purpose of the work was the assessment of psychosocial working conditions of nurses. Material and Methods: The research included 388 nurses working at surgical wards, medical treatment wards, and psychiatric wards. The research method was a diagnostic survey carried out by means of a questionnaire called Psychosocial Work Conditions. The obtained results were statistically analysed. Results: Nearly a half of the nurses considers the requirements at work as moderate, and 36.66% as high. Nurses from medical treatment wards indicate the highest level of requirements. Nurses working at psychiatric wards and in a shift system significantly more often feel the requirements relating to overload and resulting from a conflict of roles. Nurses working in the profession for more than 10 years considerably more often describe the level of behavioural control as high in comparison to those working for a shorter time. Regardless of the character of a ward, nurses most often (44.33%) assess the support from co-workers as average, and 1/5 considered this as low. Conclusions: The results indicate the correctness of introducing psychosocial training for professionally active nurses. Med Pr 2014;65(2):173–179
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