The influence of a person-centred psychosocial unit climate on satisfaction with care and work
2012 (English)In: Journal of Nursing Management, ISSN 0966-0429, E-ISSN 1365-2834, Vol. 20, no 3, 319-325 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The influence of a person-centred psychosocial unit climate on satisfaction with care and work Aim To describe nurses satisfaction with care and work and to explore the extent to which a person-centred unit climate influenced this satisfaction. Background Although the concept of person-centred care is used to describe high-quality care, there is a shortage of studies exploring the relationship between person-centredness and nurses satisfaction with care and work in acute care settings. Methods Registered nurses within a university hospital in Sweden (n = 206) completed the Satisfaction with Nursing Care and Work Assessment Scale and the Person-centred Climate Questionnaire. The data collected was analysed using descriptive and analytical statistics. Design Cross-sectional explorative study. Results The majority of respondents were satisfied with the care and work situation. Nurses with more than 9 years of work experience were more satisfied with care and work, and there were a significant association between a person-centred psychosocial climate of units and nurses satisfaction with care and work. Conclusions This study provided evidence for a significant association between person-centredness and the satisfaction with care and work of nurses in acute care environments. Implications for nursing management Promoting and implementing a person-centred philosophy of care can be one way to improve nurses satisfaction with care and work.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Vol. 20, no 3, 319-325 p.
hospitals, job satisfaction, patient-centred care, psychosocial climate, workload
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-55524DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01286.xISI: 000303161200004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-55524DiVA: diva2:528633