Moral Distress And Job Satisfaction Of Nurses In Private Hospitals

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2019 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 5 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Millicent Marie Watson-Subia, R.N., M.A.N.
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Millicent Marie Watson-Subia, R.N., M.A.N., "Moral Distress And Job Satisfaction Of Nurses In Private Hospitals," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 5,  no. 2, pp. 1-5, 2019. Crossref,


Using the descriptive-correlational design, the researcher focused her study on the moral distress of 154 staff nurses working in different private hospitals and its relation to their job satisfaction.
She found out that staff nurses have a moderate level of moral distress in terms of the aspects of quality of care by healthcare providers, justice, and end-of-life care, which is a clear indication that they are experiencing a significant level of distress that may lead to burnout. Still, the staff nurses are satisfied with their job because they believe it is meaningful, and it gives them the opportunity to see their worth as professionals. Also, they learn and make good friends with their co-employees. Those staff nurses who served longer in the hospitals and who have higher salaries have a low level of moral distress. Likewise, older and female employees and those who have more experience and earning more in the hospitals are satisfied staff nurses. Lastly, nurses who have a high level of moral distress have low job satisfaction levels.


Moral Distress, Private Hospitals, Staff Nurses, Job Satisfaction


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