Medical and sociological analysis of motivational and professional characteristics of nurses of palliative care center

Written by MaslyakovV.V., Smirnova T.V., Levina V.A., Zepp I.V.

  UDK: 614.253.5:614.08 | Pages: 87–89 | Full text PDF | Open PDF 


Objective. The work was carried out a sociological survey of 128 nurses in palliative care center.
Methods. We used two types of surveys: writing (questionnaires) and oral (semi-structured interviews).
Results. We identified the following problems: the nurses works with a high load (an overload) that leads to a reduction of communication time with patients and therefore reduce the quality of nursing care. Working time is distributed rationally, much of it is spent on service calls, transportation of patients, provision of workplace drug and consumables, courier duties. The main functions of ward nurses reduced to the implementation of manipulation and doctor appointments without a personal care. The lack of evaluation criteria for certain types of nursing activities hampers objective analysis of the quality of the nursing process in the departments of palliative care.
Conclusions. The analysis of motivation and professional characteristics of nurses shows that the majority of nurses during the work in a palliative care unit gained additional professional experience. Nurses consider the priority of professional activity an ‘interesting work’, which indicates a positive impact on the quality of nursing care, internal (sense-) motivation.

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V.V. Maslyakov, T.V. Smirnova, V.A. Levina, I.V. Zepp
Branch of private institution of the educational organization of the higher education “Medical University “Reaviz” (10 Verhny Rynok St. Saratov 410012 Russian Federation)

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