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Distriktssköterskans bedömning av sin egen arbetsmiljö, sitt yrkesansvar och sina utvecklingsmöjligheter: en jämförelse mellan hälsocentraler med ordinarie familjeläkarbemanning och stafettläkarbemanning
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Sciences.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate the difference between how district nurses estimate their work environment, occupational responsibility, and possibilities for development at local health centres with a regular staff of family doctors and at health centres where the family doctors are employed, temporarily, as “rented-doctors”.

A questionnaire was sent to 58 district nurses at four local health centres that were comparable in terms of catchment area and nursing staff”.

The results showed that the district nurses at the health centres with a regular staff of family doctors consistently had a better opinion of their work environment and their possibilities for development. They also thought that they, in comparison to their colleagues at the health centres that were staffed with “rented-doctors”, had more positive challenges and better possibilities for development in their work. The district nurses were generally pleased with their tasks but judged that the burden of work was too great. Personal support from their supervisors was lower than expected. The lowest support was reported at the health centres where the family doctors are employed as “rented-doctors”. The support derived from colleagues was large but there was very little support in the form of supervision.

The conclusion is that health centres with regularly employed family doctors can be important for the work environment and developmental possibilities of the district nurses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Primary care, family doctors, “rented-doctors”, district nurses, work environment, responsibility and development of competence
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-71727OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-71727DiVA: diva2:99638
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Caring Sciences
Available from: 2005-05-11 Created: 2005-05-11 Last updated: 2012-08-24Bibliographically approved

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