The link between nurse workplace environment and patient satisfaction with nursing care services

Hayder AL- Hadrawi
2017 New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences  
Patient satisfaction has become an integral part of the process of measuring the quality of the provided care. Patients' satisfaction about healthcare services increases in institutions that provide healthy workplace environment for nurses.This quantitative study aims to measure the impact of nurse practice environment on patients' satisfaction with the provided nursing care services. A cross-sectional design was conducted to survey 75 male and female nurses and 107 inpatients who were
more » ... zed at least one day and aged 17 years and older. Sample was selected from medical and surgical wards of two main teaching hospitals in AL-Najaf province, Iraq.The results show that 80% of the nurses work in poor practice environment. About 52% of the patients were partially satisfied with nursing care; whereas, about 47% of the patients were unsatisfied. A significant correlation was found between nurse practice environment and patients' satisfaction p < .05; regression analysis shows that patients' satisfaction can be predicted based on nurse-patient ratio. Conclusion: Enhancing the practice environment of nurses helps improving the quality of healthcare and achieving better level of patients' satisfaction with nursing care services. Keywords: Nurses workplace; patient satisfaction; practice environment; nursing care;
doi:10.18844/prosoc.v4i2.2757 fatcat:puvhrpmmzvhy3d52vuvi2zwhka