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FERNANDEZ ARAQUE, Ana; CUAIRAN SOLA, Miriam  and  CURBELO RODRIGUEZ, Rafael. Professional quality of life of nurse in a hospital emergency unit reference. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.42, pp.376-385. ISSN 1695-6141.

Objective: The objective of this study was to measure the quality of professional life of nurses in their workplace in the emergency unit of a Hospital, through three dimensions intrinsic motivation, support and management workloads. Most studies on quality of life worldwide are made primarily in teaching groups and health professionals. According to various studies, this group is very likely to suffer burnout. If we improve the quality of care provided, we must start knowing how nursing professionals perceive quality of life, as well as whether there are constraining factors involved. Methods: Cross-sectional study survey of nurses working in an Emergency Unit of a Spanish public hospital. It was conducted between March and May of 2014. The sample consisted on 60 subjects. Data were collected using the CVP-35 questionnaire. Results: The response rate was high. The nurses perceived low quality of professional life. The professional quality of life correlates with management support and intrinsic motivation, although no association with the workload was found. Age is the demographic variable that influences how they perceive their quality of working life emergency nurses. Conclusion: Compared to other studies, if we improve the management support, perception of the quality of working life of nurses working in emergency increase.

Keywords : Quality professional; nursing; emergency; intrinsic motivation; managerial support.

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