Accession Number:

ADA279026

Title:

Patients' Effect on Nurses' Job Satisfaction at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1986-Jul 1987

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

170.0

Abstract:

Nurses are half of the work force in hospitals and are needed in increasing numbers. Relatively fewer people are going into nursing and those who do are less qualified. Except in the military where 30 to 40 of the nurses are male, nursing is 96 female. Women who complete nursing education work part time or go into another field more frequently than women in comparable professions. The media frequently report on burn- out among nurses, and few nurses recommend the field. These many signs of troubled profession may be linked by the concept of satisfaction. The practice of nursing may not be satisfying its practitioners and these circumstances may be contributing to a shortage of registered nurses. Stamps and Piedmonte 1986 said this shortage is not due to the lack of trained nurses, but rather their unwillingness to continue in or return to nursing positions because of their occupational dissatisfaction p. 13.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE