Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

MAYO 2000 N° 25 Volumen 3

Satisfaction of a geriatric nursing team

Section: Cover story


1Tirso Gómez, 2Ana Mª González, 2María Dolores Vera Iglesias


1Diplomado en Enfermería. 2Diplomada en Enfermería. Profesora del Área de Enfermería Coumunitaria. EUE Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria.

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This research study was designed to investigate the degree ofjob satisfaction of professional nurses in a geriatrichospitalization unit, specifically Hospital Febles Campos inSanta Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands.

A questionnaire including both closed and open responseswas designed and distributed among the target population.

The results of the survey were treated under descriptivestatistics using the R-Sigma program.

The results indicated that professional nurses felt a fairly highdegree of job-satisfaction caring geriatric patients, despitethe excessive workload referred by the professionals.However, the degree of job-satisfaction was considerablyhigher in the case of caring non-geriatric patients.


job-satisfaction; geriatric nursinggeriatric patient

Versión en Español


Satisfacción del equipo enfermero de cuidados geriátricos