The occupational wellbeing of nurses

Sparshott-McDaid, Finola Siân (2020) The occupational wellbeing of nurses. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Background: Burnout can have a significant impact on staff working in highly physically and emotionally demanding roles, such as those working across Intensive, High Dependency and Special Care within neonatal services.

Aims: To gain a deeper understanding of neonatal nurses’ experiences of occupational wellbeing and factors that support or impair it.

Methods: Eight neonatal nurses took part in a semi-structured interview exploring their experiences of occupational wellbeing, analysed through Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA).

Results: Analysis generated four interrelated themes within the superordinate themes of The Inherent Emotional Toll of the Nursing Role and The Interconnectedness of Resilience: competing demands, professional identity, feeling valued and meaningful connections.

Conclusions: This research highlights factors positively and negatively impacting wellbeing in this staff group. It underlines the importance of staff feeling valued, having emotional connections and learning and development opportunities to strengthen professional identity, ensuring their skills and wellbeing are prioritised within the workplace culture.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Nurse, burnout, resilience, IPA, occupational-wellbeing.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: White, Dr. Naomi
Date of Award: 2020
Depositing User: F Sparshott-McDaid
Unique ID: glathesis:2020-81692
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 08:30
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2022 14:23

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