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GARCIA, Alessandra Bassalobre; DELLAROZA, Mara Solange Gomes; HADDAD, Maria do Carmo Lourenço  and  PACHEMSHY, Luiza Rita. Pleasure in nursing technicians working at an emergency unit of a public university hospital. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.33, n.2, pp.153-159. ISSN 1983-1447.

This study aimed to reveal the main aspects of the work process and feelings of pleasure experienced by nursing technicians who work at an emergency unit in Paraná, Brazil. The theoretical basis is the psychodynamics of work. This is a qualitative and descriptive study. Data were collected and analyzed using a semi-structured interview and the content analysis technique. Subjects were selected using a snowball sampling. Important aspects of the work process were revealed, such as the unpredictability of working in an emergency unit, the impact of team work, and the comprehensive care model as a precursor to humanized care. Pleasure originates from the acknowledgement of their work either by the working subject him/herself, by patients or society; and from the team work, realized by the cooperation among professionals. Feelings of pleasure are linked to the acknowledgment of their work, which should be valued, since gratification contributes to the psychological health of workers.

Keywords : Pleasure; Job satisfaction; Occupational health; Nursing team.

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