Healthy work environments in the perception of nursing professors and students

Laura Cavalcanti de Farias Brehmer, Alesandra Perazzoli de Souza, Flávia Regina Souza Ramos, Bruna Pedroso Canever, Gisele Cristina Manfrini, Gabriela Pereira Bozzetti


Introduction: Healthy work environments are positive for the construction and realization of professional identities. From the beginning of their vocational training, nursing students experience work environments in the area of health, accompanied by teaching nurses. Therefore, the object, the work environment, is important in the analysis of the work and teaching-learning process.

Methods: Qualitative, descriptive and exploratory research. Developed in two Universities in Santa Catarina State, Brazil, with fourteen professors and fourteen students. Data were collected in a semi-structured interview with professors and focus groups with students, through a digital platform with previously scheduled times. The data were analyzed according to content analysis. The study was approved by a research ethics committee.

Results: The findings were organized in the four dimensions that make up the World Health Organization's model of healthy work environments: the physical, psychosocial environment, resources for personal health and the institution's involvement in the community.

Conclusions: Perceptions about healthy work environments are closely related to the conditions and requirements imposed to perform the work. Healthy work environments are the result of the infrastructure of institutions, work management and characteristics specially implicated in the teaching-learning process.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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