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TitleAn investigation of the occupational health status of nurses working in an isolated setting
AuthorThibeault, Catherine Ann
DescriptionThesis (M.N.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1989. Nursing
Date1989
Paginationvii, 169 leaves : ill., map.
SubjectNurses--Health and hygiene--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador; Nurses--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador--Job stress
DegreeM.N.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. School of Nursing
DisciplineNursing
LanguageEng
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
NotesBibliography: leaves 155-163.
AbstractAn ethnographic method was used to examine the occupational health status of nurses working in an isolated community on the coast of Labrador. The researcher spent two months observing two nurses as they worked in the community, and collected data relating to the nurses' perceptions of their own work-related health. Data was collected using open-ended, unstructured interviews and participant-observation. Each nurse was found to experience different levels of work-related stress and job satisfaction. Both nurses, however, identified physical environment, role structure and role responsibilities as external variables affecting their work-related health. The effect of these variables appeared to be mediated by the internal variables of job satisfaction, stress response, physical health status and coping styles. The author recommended a re-evaluation of the nurses' role structure to reduce role conflict and role overload, and also recommended that specific educational preparation and professional support programs be established for these nurses.
TypeText
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier76038586
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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