The influence of nurses job dissatisfaction on adoption of Magnet status within hospitals

Sawsan Manea, Jessie Johnson, Carolyn Wolsey


Background: Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has a goal to achieve Magnet designation. Magnet status is a worldwide international award given to hospitals which demonstrate excellent quality of patient care, innovative professional nursing practices and effective nurse recruitment and retention patterns. To date, only 3 other hospitals in the Middle East have achieved this recognition; two in Saudi Arabia and one in Lebanon. Achieving Magnet status is highly influenced by nurses’ job satisfaction and commitment to their organization.

Purpose: A literature review was used to identify factors contributing to nurses’ job dissatisfaction that may impede the adoption of the Magnet Program at HMC hospitals in Qatar.

Findings: Five themes emerged from the review of literature representing the predominant factors that influence nurses’ job dissatisfaction. They include: (1) nurse staffing; (2) work and professional practice environments; (3) work relationships; (4) management styles; (5) professional development and career advancement opportunities.

Conclusions: Understanding the factors contributing to nurses’ job dissatisfaction is essential in order to identify barriers which may impede the achievement of a Magnet hospital designation.

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