Context of work and professional satisfaction of nurses who work in the Family Health Strategy

Maria Mônica de Oliveira Dixis Figueroa Pedraza About the authors


The research aimed to evaluate the work context and the professional satisfaction of nurses who work in the Family Health Strategy in the State of Paraíba establishing a comparative analysis between conventional teams and those of the More Doctors Program. This is a cross-sectional study carried out with 50 nurses from 34 municipalities representing all the regional health managements in the State. Information was obtained on the profile of professionals, structure of health units, work context, and professional satisfaction. The Work Context Assessment Scale was used for the context of work, while for the purpose of apprehending professional satisfaction, questions adapted from the satisfaction and remuneration dimensions of the Great Place to Work methodology were used. In their totality, the domains concerning the structure of the health units, the work context and the professional satisfaction have received satisfactory evaluations. However, there were deficiencies, mainly in the organization of work. There were no differences when comparing conventional and More Doctors Program teams. Important and significant correlations were

observed between the work context and its sub-dimensions with job satisfaction. This research shows critical conditions of work organization that negatively influence professional satisfaction, with problems in the management of the work process that focus on increasing productivity.

Primary Health Care; Family Health Strategy; Working conditions; Job satisfaction

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