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Schön Persson, Sophie
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Schön Persson, S., Nilsson Lindström, P., Pettersson, P., Nilsson, M. & Blomqvist, K. (2018). Resources for work-related well-being: a qualitative study about healthcare employees' experiences of relationships at work.. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(23-24), 4302-4310
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702, Vol. 27, no 23-24, p. 4302-4310Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore municipal healthcare employees' experiences of relationships with care recipients and colleagues. The specific research questions were when do the relationships enhance well-being, and what prerequisites are needed for such relationships to occur?.

BACKGROUND: Employees in health and social care for older people often depict their work in negative terms, and they often take a high number of sick leaves. Despite the heavy workload, other employees express well-being at work and highlight social relationships as one reason for this. However, a greater understanding of how these relationships can act as resources for workplace well-being is needed.

DESIGN: The design of the study was qualitative and exploratory.

METHODS: Qualitative interview studies were conducted with twenty-three healthcare employees in municipal healthcare. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data.

RESULTS: Two themes were identified as resources for promoting relationships between employees and care recipients or colleagues: (i) Being personal - a close interpersonal relationship to a care recipient - and (ii) Colleague belongingness - a sense of togetherness within the working group. Spending quality time together, providing long-term care and providing additional care were antecedents for a close interpersonal relationship with care recipients. Trust, mutual responsibility and cooperation were antecedents for a sense of togetherness within the working group.

CONCLUSIONS: The findings provide an empirical base to raise awareness of relationships with care recipients and colleagues as health aspects. Relationships among employees in healthcare are vital resources that must be considered to create sustainable workplaces, and consequently improve the quality of care. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Keywords
employee well-being, municipal healthcare, qualitative method, relationships, workplace health promotion
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-18139 (URN)10.1111/jocn.14543 (DOI)000449828900009 ()29791765 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2018-05-30 Created: 2018-05-30 Last updated: 2018-11-30Bibliographically approved
Schön Persson, S., Andersson, I., Nilsson, P. & Blomqvist, K. (2016). How can workplace relationships improve health and create sustainable workplaces?. In: : . Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Wellbeing at Work, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 29 May - 1 June, 2016.
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2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-17469 (URN)
Conference
4th International Conference on Wellbeing at Work, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 29 May - 1 June, 2016
Available from: 2017-10-14 Created: 2017-10-14 Last updated: 2017-10-23Bibliographically approved
Schön Persson, S., Blomqvist, K. & Nilsson, P. (2014). The importance of responsibility in workplace health promotion. In: : . Paper presented at The 2nd International Forum for Health Promotion, Trondheim, Norge.
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-14582 (URN)
Conference
The 2nd International Forum for Health Promotion, Trondheim, Norge
Available from: 2015-09-17 Created: 2015-09-17 Last updated: 2016-01-12Bibliographically approved
Schön Persson, S., Blomqvist, K. & Nilsson Lindström, P. (2014). The importance of responsibility in workplace health promotion. In: : . Paper presented at The 2nd International Forum For Health Promotion, Trondheim, 25-27 augusti 2015..
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2014 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13449 (URN)
Conference
The 2nd International Forum For Health Promotion, Trondheim, 25-27 augusti 2015.
Available from: 2015-01-27 Created: 2015-01-27 Last updated: 2015-01-29Bibliographically approved
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