Promoting motivation towards community health care: A qualitative study from nurses in Pakistan

Saleema A. Gulzar, Muhammad Shahid Shamim, Ali Khan Khuwaja

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Based on the extensive health care needs of Pakistani population, the idea of Community Health Nursing was introduced in 1985. The educational nursing institutes adopted nursing curriculum in order to produce competent nurses to meet the rising demands of society. However, very few numbers of nurses choose community health nursing as their career pathway in Pakistan. Based on the current observation, enhancing motivation among graduate nurses has always been viewed as a great challenge for the academic nursing institutions. This study was intended to explore motivating and de motivating factors in nurses towards community Health Nursing. By utilizing self concept based model of motivation, semi structured interviews were conducted with newly graduated nurses, nurse educators and nursing students. The findings revealed that certain traits, values and competencies are required to motivate nurses as well as to build their capacity towards working effectively in the community setting. Moreover, through this study several realistic recommendations by the participants are highlighted that could foster motivation among future nurses towards this field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-503
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010


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