Objectives To determine the factors influencing the occupational well-being of experienced nurses. Methods We interviewed eight experienced nurses using an exploratory, semi-structured interview. Results The interviews revealed five themes that influenced occupational well-being in experienced nurses: (1) external occupational recognition; (2) internal career expectation and occupational value; (3) work environment; (4) family support; and (5) occupational planning and payment. When the nurses were not recognized by patients or clients, their family, colleague and leaders, their well-being was negatively impacted. However, the harmonious work environments and friendly interpersonal relationships positively impacted their well-being. Conclusion By identifying the factors that contribute to a nurse's occupational well-being, the nursing management is better able to address the nurse's needs to maintain a positive well-being. This in turn will decrease the burnout and increase retention of experienced nurses, which will raise the quality of patient care.
Zhao, S., Liu, L., & Chen, H. (2015). Factors influencing the occupational well-being of experienced nurses. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 2(4), 378–382. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2015.10.001