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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.
C/ San Antonio Nº 54, 2º Iz.CP: 38001Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canarias.
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
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