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Nobahar, Monir and Ahmadi, Fazlollah and Alhani, Fatemah and Fallahi Khoshknab, Masood (2013) Working experiences of Iranian retired nurses: A content analysis study. International Journal of Nursing Practice. pp. 455-461. ISSN 13227114

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    Abstract

    Understanding the experiences of retired nurses can be useful in increasing self-confidence, motivation to work and work enthusiasm among nurses. The purpose of this study was to explore the work experiences of Iranian retired nurses. A qualitative design was conducted using a content analysis approach. Purposive sampling was used to choose the study participants. Semi-structured interviews were held to collect the perspectives of 20 retired nurses (10 female and 10 male). Two main themes emerged in the data analysis: ‘work problems and unpleasant experiences in a sense’ with subthemes ‘exhausting work’, ‘insufficient salary’, ‘inappropriate relation’ and ‘unsuitable social position’; and ‘job satisfaction and pleasant experiences in a sense’ with subthemes ‘divine satisfaction and religious belief’, ‘satisfaction of patients and their companions’ and ‘love of nursing profession and relaxation experience’. The findings indicate the challenges that nurses face after retirement. These experiences will help nurse managers to adopt appropriate measures to support nurses after retirement. Key words: content analysis, qualitative research, retired nurses.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2016 10:32
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2016 10:32
    URI: http://eprints.semums.ac.ir/id/eprint/427

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