Professional Quality of Life in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing: A Literature Review

Frininsih Lensi Hursepuny, Ni Gusti Ayu Eka, Septa Meriana Lumbantoruan


Objective: To analyze factors associated with professional quality of life of nurses in the emergency and critical care area.

Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted using the thematic analysis. The search strategies for this study were conducted on the database namely EBSCO and ProQuest that was carried out from June to July 2016 with a number of inclusion criteria. The retrieved articles were appraised using a critical appraisal tools by The Joanna Briggs Institute.

Results: Six of 426.968 articles identified publications met inclusion criteria. These factors: environment, worked shift, workplace environment, the amount of working staff and social support were found to be linked with the professional quality of life in six articles. Four articles discuss about demographic factors that include are working period, educational level, and age.

Conclusion: The results showed that there are two main factors related to the professional quality of life in the emergency and critical care nursing including demographic factors and environmental factors.

Keywords: Critical Care Nurses, Emergency Nurses, Profesional Quality Of Life

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