Job satisfaction of advanced practice nurses in cancer care: A systematic review

Geese, Franziska; Zwakhalen, Sandra; Lucien, Baptiste; Hahn, Sabine (2022). Job satisfaction of advanced practice nurses in cancer care: A systematic review European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 56, p. 102089. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ejon.2021.102089

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PURPOSE: To identify, evaluate, and summarise evidence about advanced practice nurses' (APNs') job satisfaction in cancer care and its related factors. METHODS: A systematic review was performed including a narrative synthesis. Relevant evidence was identified from searches of three databases: Medline (PubMed), EBSCO (CINAHL), and PsychInfo. This systematic review searched for relevant articles published in English between 2000 and 2020. A structured process according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) statement was followed. The articles critical appraisal was based on the Mixed-Methods Appraisal Tool. Narrative data synthesis was based on the extracted data (study characteristics, type of questionnaire, level of job satisfaction, related factors, and risk of bias). RESULTS: Just four articles met the inclusion criteria and were included in the systematic review. Job satisfaction of APNs providing cancer care in different care settings varied from low to high. Satisfying factors were personal, role, work, and institutional factors, whereas dissatisfies included the work setting and stress factors. Different measurement tools of the job satisfaction level were used, which might lead to non-comparable results. CONCLUSION: The number of included studies and the findings from this systematic review present underinvestigated content according to the influence of patient group demands on APNs' job satisfaction. Evidence of patient group-specific factors relevant to APNs' job satisfaction could not be found. Further research is needed to address the influence of advanced nursing practice and patient group-related factors on job satisfaction.

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Journal Article (Original Article)


School of Health Professions
School of Health Professions > Nursing
School of Health Professions > Academic-Practice-Partnership Insel Gruppe/BFH


Geese, Franziska0000-0002-4398-3575;
Zwakhalen, Sandra;
Lucien, Baptiste and
Hahn, Sabine0000-0002-2697-2014


R Medicine > RT Nursing






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Sabine Hahn

Date Deposited:

23 Feb 2022 12:52

Last Modified:

23 Feb 2022 12:52

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Advanced practice nursing, Clinical nurse specialist, Health risk management, Neoplasms, Nurse practitioners, Nurse roles, Systematic reviews and meta-analysis, Quality of care, Workforce issues




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