Revista de la Sociedad Española de Enfermería Nefrológica
versión impresa ISSN 1139-1375
MESA DE LA TORRE, Eugenio et al. Evaluation of the psychosocial risk in nephrology nurses in hospitals in Seville. Rev Soc Esp Enferm Nefrol [online]. 2005, vol.8, n.4, pp.18-23. ISSN 1139-1375.
The general aim of this work was to conduct a psychosocial assessment of nursing staff in the nephrology units of the hospitals Virgen del Rocío and Virgen Macarena in Seville, the specific aims of the study being to describe the situation of this group as regards the working environment, type of group conflicts, conflict management, relations with immediate superiors and power bases, harassment and comparison between the units in the two hospitals. The study was carried out by assessing 66 surveys to which nephrology service nursing staff in both hospitals had responded. The conclusions obtained were as follows: 1. The working environment is a mixture of support and rules. 2. The predominating type of conflict in the organization relates to tasks rather than emotional. 3. The management style to resolve conflicts is integration. 4. The power bases are divided between formal and informal and command is not authoritarian. 5. Harassment is almost non-existent, and is directed at the employee’s work, which causes a very low somatic incidence on the individual. 6. The differences found between the two units are not significant.
Palabras clave : Psychosocial risk; Nursing; Nephrology.