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RMJ. 2011; 36(2): 150-154


Level of job satisfaction among nurses working in tertiary care hospitals of Rawalpindi

Abida Sultana, Rizwana Riaz, Fazal Mehmood, Riffat Khurshid.

Abstract
Objective
To assess the job satisfaction of nurses, their work environment, dealing of health care professionals with nurses, attitude of the patients and their attendants towards nurses and to find out the problems of boarder nurses.

Methods
A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted among 70 nurses in three tertiary care hospitals of Rawalpindi (17, 26 and 27 from Holy Family Hospital, Benazir Bhutto Hospital and District Head Quarters Hospital respectively) who were enrolled in the study by convenience sampling. The study was carried out for a period of two months from March-April 2009 and data was collected by using structured questionnaire. Questionnaire comprised of questions pertaining to job satisfaction of the nurses in terms of work environment, salary package, boarding facilities and satisfaction with attitude of the health care professionals, patients and their attendants.

Results
Of the total 70 nurses, 24.28% were satisfied with salary of

Key words: Tertiary care, nurses, paramedical staff.


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