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The relationship between quality of work life and location of cross-training among obstetric nurses in urban northeastern Ontario, Canada: A population-based cross sectional study.

Authors
  • Nowrouzi, Behdin1
  • Lightfoot, Nancy2
  • Carter, Lorraine3
  • Larivière, Michel2
  • Rukholm, Ellen4
  • Schinke, Robert5
  • Belanger-Gardner, Diane6
  • 1 Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Interdisciplinary PhD Program). [email protected]
  • 2 Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health).
  • 3 Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario, Canada (Centres for Flexible Teaching and Learning).
  • 4 Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Centre for Rural and Northern and Health Research).
  • 5 Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (School of Human Kinetics and Northern Ontario School of Medicine).
  • 6 Health Sciences North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Publisher
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
Publication Date
2015
Volume
28
Issue
3
Pages
571–586
Identifiers
DOI: 10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00443
PMID: 26190732
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

This study highlights a relationship between quality of work life and associated factors including location of cross-training among obstetrical nurses in northeastern Ontario. These findings are supported by the qualitative interviews that examine in depth their relationship to QWL. Given the limited number of employment opportunities in the rural and remote regions, it is paramount that employers and employees work closely together in creating positive environments that promote nurses' QWL.

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