Job satisfaction of nurses in a public hospital with a high number of HIV and AIDS patients

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dc.contributor.author Hennessy, Elaine
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-22T07:51:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-22T07:51:30Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-22T07:51:30Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/7306
dc.description M.Sc.(Nursing), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this research was to investigate job satisfaction and the impact of HIV and AIDS on nurses in a public hospital in Gauteng. The problems that generated this study included absenteeism, low morale and negativity of nurses working with patients in the presence of the HIV/AIDS crisis. A quantitative research method was used. The sample size comprised 248 nurses from all categories. The Measure of Job Satisfaction was the framework used which covers issues such as remuneration, security, growth, social and supervisory aspects. The framework for the HIV/AIDS section of the research was the Government policy on HIV/AIDS. Results showed job satisfaction was adversely affected by staff shortages, workload, frustrations with management, remuneration, lack of developmental opportunities and equipment. Analysis of the open-ended responses showed ambivalence amongst nurses towards nursing HIV/AIDS patients. Some expressed sadness and fear while others found their caring role fulfilled. The study indicated that facilitating development of staff, improving management skills, providing staff and equipment will all impact positively on job satisfaction. In addition, a deliberate effort needs to be made to plan debriefing/counselling services for nurses as well as ongoing HIV training. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject job satisfaction en_US
dc.subject nurses en_US
dc.subject HIV/AIDS patients en_US
dc.subject public hospital en_US
dc.title Job satisfaction of nurses in a public hospital with a high number of HIV and AIDS patients en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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