Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1169
SHIMIZU, Helena Eri; COUTO, Djalma Ticiani e MERCHAN-HAMANN, Edgar. Pleasure and suffering in intensive care unit nursing staff. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2011, vol.19, n.3, pp. 565-572. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692011000300016.
The aim of this study was to analyze the causal factors of pleasure and suffering in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nursing staff and to compare the occurrence of these factors at the beginning and end of the career. This was a cross-sectional descriptive study conducted with 26 nurses and 96 nursing technicians. The previously validated Pleasure and Suffering Scale was used. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics with the SPSS 12.0 software and the Kruskal Wallis test was used to assess the presence of these factors at the beginning and end of the career. The results indicated that, for both the nurses and the nursing technicians, the factors that contribute to feelings of pleasure, professional achievement and freedom of expression, and the factors that cause suffering, professional exhaustion and lack of recognition, were encountered at critical levels.
Palavras-chave : Nurses; Intensive Care Units; Occupational Health.