Understanding the factors influencing the rationing of nursing care is crucial for any quality control intervention in healthcare services. Occupational factors such as workload, night shifts, management style and organization of work have a potential influence. There are few studies specifically designed to evaluate these factors in relation with nurses’ work. In this study, we investigate several occupational factors influencing the quality of work in a sample of hospital nurses in order to identify the most important influencers of stress at work. The article describes the conceptual framework of the study, the population, the methods and the expected results. We also present a brief review of recent studies related to occupational risk factors and the perceived quality of care provided by Romanian nurse population.
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