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Quality of Work Life and Work Process of Assistance Nurses

Version 1 : Received: 24 November 2021 / Approved: 29 November 2021 / Online: 29 November 2021 (11:54:29 CET)

How to cite: Parra-Giordano, D.; Quijada Sánchez, D.; Grau Mascayano, P.; Pinto-Galleguillos, D. Quality of Work Life and Work Process of Assistance Nurses. Preprints 2021, 2021110525 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202111.0525.v1). Parra-Giordano, D.; Quijada Sánchez, D.; Grau Mascayano, P.; Pinto-Galleguillos, D. Quality of Work Life and Work Process of Assistance Nurses. Preprints 2021, 2021110525 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202111.0525.v1).

Abstract

Background: The concept of Quality of Work Life (QWL) has been built multidimensionally through social reproduction; it is impacted by the perceptions of each individual and by the relationship between workers and the work environment. Objective: to analyze the Work Process and QWL of assisting nurses in public health. Methods: Research in a critical paradigm, descriptive, exploratory with a qualitative approach. The population corresponds to Nurses who work in care work. Semi-structured guiding questions were applied and were analyzed with content analysis. Results: seven participants declared female; all Chilean; seven are young adults; six singles; only one has children, and one has a person dependent on her care; six are heads of household, and five receive help with housework. All have a nursing degree, five have a diploma, but none have a postgraduate. Work Process has three subcategories: work object, instrument, organization, and work conditions; the QWL category has six subcategories: definition and perception of QWL, QWL potentiating factors, QWL exhausting factors, QWL improvement strategies, the emotional burden associated with QWL, and Health problems. Conclusions: In this way, the lifestyle built by the assistance in the health area has repercussions on the quality of life and health in general.

Keywords

Occupational Health; Quality of Life; Nurses; Working Conditions; Work; Primary Health Care.

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Nursing & Health Studies

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