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I am quitting my job: Specialist nurses in perioperative context and their experiences of the process and reasons to quit their job
Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ulleråkersv. 40, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level. Nord University, Faculty of Nursing and Heath Sciences, 8049 Bodö, Norway.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3593-4511
Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ulleråkersv. 40, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden.
Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Ulleråkersv. 40, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden.
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2018 (English)In: International Journal for Quality in Health Care, ISSN 1353-4505, E-ISSN 1464-3677Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The lack of specialist nurses in operating theatres is a serious problem. The aim of this study was to describe reasons why specialist nurses in perioperative care chose to leave their workplaces and to describe the process from the thought to the decision. Twenty specialist nurses (i.e. anaesthesia, NA, and operating room nurses) from seven university- and county hospitals in Sweden participated in qualitative individual in-depth interviews. Data were analysed by systematic text condensation. We identified four themes of reasons why specialist nurses quitted their jobs: the head nurses' betrayal and dismissive attitude, and not feeling needed; inhumane working conditions leading to the negative health effects; not being free to decide about one's life and family life being more important than work; and, colleagues' diminishing behaviour. Leaving one's job was described as a process and specialist nurses had thought about it for some time. Two main reasons were described; the head nurse manager's dismissive attitude and treatment of their employees and colleagues' mistreatment and colleagues' diminishing behaviour. Increasing knowledge on the role of the head nurse managers in specialist nurses' decision making for leaving their workplace, and creating a friendly, non-violent workplace, may give the opportunity for them to take action before it is too late.

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quitting job, specialist nurse, qualitative, interviews, nurses operating room workplace feelings
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Nursing
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NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12205DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy023PubMedID: 29518200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12205DiVA, id: diva2:1196279
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Published: 06 March 2018

Available from: 2018-04-09 Created: 2018-04-09 Last updated: 2018-04-09Bibliographically approved

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