Nursing: Job Satisfaction and Quality of Work Life Essay
Relationship of Concept to a Management Problem
Internationally nursing remains the largest system practicing within the healthcare workforce (Huntington et al., 2011) and coincidentally, nurses across continents share similar perceptions about the characteristics of their jobs which mirrors employee retention in other countries (Papastavrou et al., 2012; Porter, 2010). Duffield, Roche, O'Brien-Pallas, Catling-Paull, & King, 2009; Ecker, 2012; Heinen et al., 2013). The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 19% increased need of registered nurses (n = 526,800) in the healthcare workforce by 2022 (Bureau of Labor Statistics). The predicted shortage of nurses in healthcare nationally and internationally (Heinen et al., 2013) create an urgency for healthcare organizations to develop strategies to increase their rates of retention (C. Duffield, Roche, O'Brien-Pallas, Catling-Paull, & King, 2009; Ecker, 2012; Heinen et al., 2013).
Summary of Research and Literature
Anecdotal reports of nurses concerns about quality of patient care, impact of current on patient and staff