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An Exploration of Job Design in Long-Term Care Facilities and its Effect on Nursing Employee Satisfaction

Tyler, Denise A.; Parker, Victoria A.; Engle, Ryann L.; Brandeis, Gary H.; Hickey, Elaine C.; Rosen, Amy K.; Wang, Fei; Berlowitz, Dan R.

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Abstract: This study used quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the design of nursing jobs in long-term care facilities and the effect of job design on employee satisfaction.

Denise A. Tyler, MA, is Research Project Coordinator/Ethnographic Interviewer, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts. E-mail: datyler@brandeis.edu.

Victoria A. Parker, DBA, is Health Scientist, Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research Center of Excellence, VA Health Services Research and Development Service, Bedford, Massachusetts.

Ryann L. Engle, MPH, is Research Project Manager, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts.

Gary H. Brandeis, MD, is a faculty member at the Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts.

Elaine C. Hickey, RN, MS, is Assistant Professor of Public Health, Health Services, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts.

Amy K. Rosen, PhD, is Director, Risk Assessment and Patient Safety, Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research Center of Excellence, VA Health Services Research and Development Service, Bedford, Massachusetts.

Fei Wang, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Health Services Department, Boston University, Massachusetts.

Dan R. Berlowitz, MD, MPH, is Professor, Boston University School of Public Health, Massachusetts.

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