Engagement, Passion and Meaning of Work as Modulating Variables in Nursing: A Theoretical Analysis
AbstractNurses are continuously exposed to stressors and psychological and physical risks that can negatively influence their daily work. These adverse psychosocial circumstances, accompanied by the poor self-perception of health, well-being, and quality of life, may trigger burnout. The positive psychology approach pursues a growth of passion at work, increased job satisfaction, and occupational health, both mental and physical, for the optimal performance of the nursing role. In this way, a theoretical analysis was conducted to describe the basic constructs of positive psychology, elements such as engagement, passion at work, centrality, and meaning of work, which could act as protective factors in the nursing profession. The results show that if health professionals are not physically involved, cognitively alert, and emotionally connected, they may not offer the quality care patients require. Positive psychology helps nurses in facing their complex reality and relevant daily activities in order to provide quality care. These efforts towards a humanist nursing care in which professionals are able to care for the others as well as themselves should be made. View Full-Text
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Gómez-Salgado, J.; Navarro-Abal, Y.; López-López, M.J.; Romero-Martín, M.; Climent-Rodríguez, J.A. Engagement, Passion and Meaning of Work as Modulating Variables in Nursing: A Theoretical Analysis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 108.
Gómez-Salgado J, Navarro-Abal Y, López-López MJ, Romero-Martín M, Climent-Rodríguez JA. Engagement, Passion and Meaning of Work as Modulating Variables in Nursing: A Theoretical Analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(1):108.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gómez-Salgado, Juan; Navarro-Abal, Yolanda; López-López, María J.; Romero-Martín, Macarena; Climent-Rodríguez, José A. 2019. "Engagement, Passion and Meaning of Work as Modulating Variables in Nursing: A Theoretical Analysis." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 16, no. 1: 108.
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