Job Satisfaction In Nursing Essay

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Patient satisfaction: The nurse’s role
Our one main purpose, as nurses, is most importantly patient care. Nurses know that the need of others is why they are brought onto this role. Although, there are times where patients are dissatisfied with their care. Whether, it is the lack of communication, an issue with the doctor, other staff, or the nurse? What could we do to satisfy patients in there time of need?
Patients are cared for by many healthcare personal, but the nurse is there when they are at their worst state. It could be when they are experiencing a bad day, when they have just been given bad news, or when the are filled with joy because the test came back negative and they are closer to getting out of the room, that was once filled
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There are three significant characteristics related to nurses’ job satisfaction: intrapersonal relationships between nurses, the opportunity to provide quality patient care, and the organization of nursing work. (Houser et al. 2012) The following characteristics are pertinent to not only the nursing staff but also the patients under their care. The quality of care is the deciding factor if the patient will ever return to their institution again. The care the nurses provide needs to be exceptional. It needs to exceed or meet up to the needs of ones own expectation of care. Nurses who work together and help each other succeed in the time of a stressful situation, whether its on a day to day basis or if its long term, develop the greatest bonds with the best intrapersonal relationships. This could give the sense of acceptance and make the working environment not as stressful. Intrapersonal relationships are important in a working environment. They facilitate participation and discussions of concerns, improvements and praise amongst the nursing staff. Studies in the nursing literature have suggested relationships between formal shared governance structures and outcomes including work environment satisfaction, and financial implications. (Houser et al.
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