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CUDURO, Fernanda Leticia Frates  and  MACEDO, Sonia Maria Kalckmann de. Evaluation of the working environment between nursing professionals in an urgent and emergency unit. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.50, pp.361-399.  Epub Apr 01, 2018. ISSN 1695-6141.

A quantitative, descriptive and exploratory study was carried out in an Emergency Care Unit of the Municipality of Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, which aimed to identify the perception of the nursing team regarding their work environment and to compare the perception of the working environment among nurses And nursing technicians. For data collection, the Nursing Work Index - a revised version adapted to the Brazilian context (B-NWIR) was used, composed of 57 items, which is subdivided into four subscales: autonomy, control over the environment, relationship between doctors and nurses And organizational support. Scores below 2.5 are considered positive and above this negative value. The data obtained inserted in an Excel® worksheet and analyzed by SPSS Statistics software v.20. The research presented a favorable ethical opinion, according to the national legislation in force for studies with human beings. Participants were 17 nurses and 46 nursing technicians. There was a predominance of young women, only the subscale "Autonomy" obtained an average of less than 2.5 and evaluated positively by nursing technicians. Among the items that make up the instrument, 11 obtained satisfactory results regarding the perception of the work environment, however there was no agreement among the groups studied for the averages per item. The work environment evaluated in a negative way for the professional practice of the nursing team and the results can subsidize future actions of the nursing professionals and managers of the service with a view to providing an adequate environment to the attendance in an emergency and emergency unit.

Keywords : working environment; nursing team; emergency nursing.

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