Title: The professional self-image of nurses in Belgian hospitals: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey
Authors: Siebens, Kaat
Dierckx de Casterlé, Bernadette
Abraham, Ivo
Dierckx, Katrien
Braes, Tom
Darras, Elisabeth
Dubois, Yannick
Milisen, Koen # ×
Issue Date: Jan-2006
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Series Title: International Journal of Nursing Studies vol:43 issue:1 pages:71-82
Abstract: This paper reports data on the professional self-image of 9638 nurses employed in 22 Belgian general hospitals with the goal of identifying problems affecting recruitment and retention. Nurses reported having a positive self-image. Most were proud to be a nurse and considered themselves competent health professionals having great responsibility. Although they reported that an ideal practice requires effective teamwork, supportive management, societal recognition, and sufficient time to perform their duties, they also felt that these essential conditions were absent in daily practice.
ISSN: 0020-7489
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Academic Centre for Nursing and Midwifery
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