Attributes of a Magnetic work environment, and its relation to work stress among nursing staff at Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE 57357)

Sanaa Abdel-Azeem Ibrahem, Rasha Ibrahim El-Sayed Aly


Background: The Magnet hospital is the hospital that implements specific organizational attributes in order to achieve a high quality of care through well-qualified and committed nursing staff.
Aim of the study: The study was aimed at studying attributes of the Magnetic work environment, and its relation to work stress among nursing staff.
Methods: Setting: It was carried out in the children’s cancer hospital, Egypt. Design: Using a descriptive correlational design. Subjects: Consisted of 172 nursing staff. Tools and procedure: two different self-administered tools were utilized (Magnet attributes questionnaire, and stress questionnaire). The fieldwork lasted from April to July 2016.
Results: The study revealed that the highest percentage of nursing staff aged between 20 and 30 years. Nearly two thirds (64%) were having a bachelor degree in nursing. Total attributes of work environment were available with strength. 96.6% of nursing staff recorded low scores of stress.
Conclusions: The nursing staff in the study setting considered “total attributes of Magnet work environment” as an area of strength. The total scores of stress were generally low. Statistically significant negative correlations were revealed between the scores of total Magnet attributes and stress.
Recommendations: It is a matter of priority for Egyptian children’s cancer hospital to enhance and promote the development and maintenance of Magnetism and taking the lead in promoting the status of Magnetism in Egypt.

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Clinical Nursing Studies
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