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SILVA DE PAULA, Glaudston et al. Suffering of Psychic Training Nursing Unit Hospital. Aquichán [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.3, pp. 267-279. ISSN 1657-5997.
The nursing staff often does not realize the dangers to which it is exposed. The objective of this study is to help identify elements in the work environment at hospitals that can cause psychological problems for nursing professionals and, on that basis, to facilitate strategies for changes to improve working conditions in the interest of better physical and mental health. This is an exploratory and explanatory study of a descriptive nature, with a qualitative- quantitative approach. It was conducted through field work at the Luiz Palmier Maternity Hospital, where nursing professionals were interviewed and asked to complete a standard form with open and closed questions. An analysis of the collected data showed the professionals who were interviewed are satisfied, to some degree, with the general conditions and with their superiors. However, in spite of that satisfaction, the results show technical personnel have a poor view of their superiors. Regardless of the results and the distorted view, forged by the lack of concepts such as management and leadership, professional nurses perform in keeping with the spirit of nursing, which is based on care.
Keywords : Nursing; mental health; employee health; stress; psychological; working environment.