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dc.contributor.authorFiorini, Luke-
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Amanda-
dc.contributor.authorHoudmont, Jonathan-
dc.identifier.citationFiorini, L. A., Griffiths, A., & Houdmont, J. (2018). Reasons for presenteeism in nurses working in geriatric settings: A qualitative study. Journal of Hospital Administration, 7(4). 9-16.en_GB
dc.description.abstractObjective: To explore the perceived causes of presenteeism in nurses on geriatric wards. Background: Presenteeism, defined as working when unwell, is associated with lost productivity and increased absenteeism. It is more commonly reported by employees in the healthcare sector than other sectors.en_GB
dc.description.abstractMethods: An exploratory, qualitative study using semi-structured interviews, thematically analysed. Data collected via 18 recorded interviews with nurses working with patients on geriatric medical wards in Malta.en_GB
dc.description.abstractResults: Four major themes emerged that related to nurses’ decisions to engage in presenteeism: illness perceptions, which included participants’ views and experiences of their own health complaints; attitudes to their employing organisation, co-workers and patients; organisational aspects such as culture and administrative arrangements; and personal reasons including illness behaviour preference and personal circumstances.en_GB
dc.description.abstractConclusions: Nurses’ decisions to attend work when unwell were reported as dependent upon four themes. Further studies are warranted to determine if findings are applicable to nurse populations other than those represented in this study.en_GB
dc.description.abstractImplications: Workplace health promotion initiatives should target nurses’ management of their own health, particularly if they have chronic illnesses. Workplace policies and arrangements should be examined with a view to controlling presenteeism.en_GB
dc.publisherSciedu Pressen_GB
dc.subjectMedical care -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectNursing -- Maltaen_GB
dc.titleReasons for presenteeism in nurses working in geriatric settings : a qualitative studyen_GB
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dc.publication.titleJournal of Hospital Administrationen_GB
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