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Work environment and workforce problems: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of hospital nurses in Belgium.
Int J Nurs Stud. 2006 Aug; 43(6):745-54.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

This study investigated Belgian hospital nurses' perceptions on work environment and workforce issues, quality of care, job satisfaction and professional decision making.

METHODS

All eligible nurses in a selection of 22 hospitals received the BELIMAGE questionnaire for a total of 13,958 potential respondents. Of these, 9941 returned study materials (response rate=71.2%) of which 9638 were valid and useable for statistical analysis (valid response rate=69.1%).

RESULTS

The study identified several areas of tension in the nursing profession. The commitment to being competent providers of quality care was remarkably strong among the nurses, but they also perceived the barriers in the work environment to be multiple and complex. Concerns about the quality of leadership and management, insufficient staff, time demands and stressful work environment are experienced as obstacles in providing good nursing care. Four out of ten nurses (39.2%) would not choose nursing again as a career and more than half of the nurses (54.3%) have contemplated leaving the profession at some point in time.

CONCLUSIONS

To effectively tackle the professional and workforce issues in nursing, investments should focus on redesigning a work environment that supports nurses in providing comprehensive professional care.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Health Services and Nursing Research, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 35, B-3000, Leuven, Belgium; Division of Geriatrics, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16321387

Citation

Milisen, Koen, et al. "Work Environment and Workforce Problems: a Cross-sectional Questionnaire Survey of Hospital Nurses in Belgium." International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 43, no. 6, 2006, pp. 745-54.
Milisen K, Abraham I, Siebens K, et al. Work environment and workforce problems: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of hospital nurses in Belgium. Int J Nurs Stud. 2006;43(6):745-54.
Milisen, K., Abraham, I., Siebens, K., Darras, E., & Dierckx de Casterlé, B. (2006). Work environment and workforce problems: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of hospital nurses in Belgium. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 43(6), 745-54.
Milisen K, et al. Work Environment and Workforce Problems: a Cross-sectional Questionnaire Survey of Hospital Nurses in Belgium. Int J Nurs Stud. 2006;43(6):745-54. PubMed PMID: 16321387.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Work environment and workforce problems: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of hospital nurses in Belgium. AU - Milisen,Koen, AU - Abraham,Ivo, AU - Siebens,Kaat, AU - Darras,Elisabeth, AU - Dierckx de Casterlé,Bernadette, AU - ,, PY - 2005/06/14/received PY - 2005/10/20/accepted PY - 2005/12/3/pubmed PY - 2006/9/1/medline PY - 2005/12/3/entrez SP - 745 EP - 54 JF - International journal of nursing studies JO - Int J Nurs Stud VL - 43 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVES: This study investigated Belgian hospital nurses' perceptions on work environment and workforce issues, quality of care, job satisfaction and professional decision making. METHODS: All eligible nurses in a selection of 22 hospitals received the BELIMAGE questionnaire for a total of 13,958 potential respondents. Of these, 9941 returned study materials (response rate=71.2%) of which 9638 were valid and useable for statistical analysis (valid response rate=69.1%). RESULTS: The study identified several areas of tension in the nursing profession. The commitment to being competent providers of quality care was remarkably strong among the nurses, but they also perceived the barriers in the work environment to be multiple and complex. Concerns about the quality of leadership and management, insufficient staff, time demands and stressful work environment are experienced as obstacles in providing good nursing care. Four out of ten nurses (39.2%) would not choose nursing again as a career and more than half of the nurses (54.3%) have contemplated leaving the profession at some point in time. CONCLUSIONS: To effectively tackle the professional and workforce issues in nursing, investments should focus on redesigning a work environment that supports nurses in providing comprehensive professional care. SN - 0020-7489 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16321387/Work_environment_and_workforce_problems:_a_cross_sectional_questionnaire_survey_of_hospital_nurses_in_Belgium_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0020-7489(05)00200-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -