„I just like my profession and we have a good time“ – Motivation of registered nurses aged 50 and over to remain in the profession

Lipp, Iris; Zürcher, Sabin; Hahn, Sabine (2021). „I just like my profession and we have a good time“ – Motivation of registered nurses aged 50 and over to remain in the profession QuPuG: Journal für Qualitative Forschung in Pflege- und Gesundheitswissenschaft, 8(2), pp. 106-114.

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The shortage of nurses in the healthcare sector is a problem throughout Europe. In Switzerland alone, 56% of registered nurses aged 50 and over have left the nursing profession. Due to the shortage of healthcare sector professionals and the enormous personal and professional resources that are lost within the health care system when these workers leave the profession, it is important to pay more attention to the retention of staff. The aim of this study was, therefore, to describe the factors that motivate registered nurses aged 50 and older, to work in direct care in the acute hospital setting until retirement. Using a qualitative descriptive study, three focus group interviews with 12 registered nurses aged 50 and over. They took place in a group of private hospitals in Switzerland. The data was analyzed according to the content analysis framework of Mayring. The participants experience the following parts of their work as significant influencing factors to permanently remain in the profession: Enjoyment of the connection with the nursing profession, the good cooperation in the nursing team, the recognition and appreciation, and the possibility of being able to act independently in carrying out their daily work.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Health Professions
School of Health Professions > Nursing
School of Health Professions > Nursing > Field of Innovation - Healthcare Personnel Skills and Development

Name:

Lipp, Iris;
Zürcher, Sabin and
Hahn, Sabine0000-0002-2697-2014

ISSN:

2414-6889

Projects:

[UNSPECIFIED] kleine Mandate

Language:

German

Submitter:

Luca Federico

Date Deposited:

24 Jan 2022 14:47

Last Modified:

24 Jan 2022 14:47

Additional Information:

Date: 2021

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.16310

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/16310

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