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The Presence of Presentism and Absenteeism In Nursing Staff At Murska Sobota General Hospital
Introduction: The thesis deals with presentism and absenteeism. These are two opposite concepts. Presentism speaks of coming to work despite illness and carrying out the work even with physical and psychological difficulties. It is a fairly unexplored term. Absenteeism means not coming to work, despite the employer reasonably expecting it from the employee. Research Methodology: We used a descriptive method of work to describe existing states and facts. For the research instrument, we used the quantitative method of data collection - the standardized IDTS 2012 questionnaire. Employees of Murska Sobota General Hospital volunteered to participate in the survey. The data were processed with the IBM SPSS software tool. Results: We found that the most common cause of mental and physical problems in nursing staff at Murska Sobota General Hospital is stress, that healthcare professionals who are employed indefinitely use presentism, and that the researched work organization has care measures in place for the health and safety of employees. On the basis of the hypotheses, we found that absenteeism is more prevalent in nursing staff at the Murska Sobota General Hospital, that employees who have poorer relationships with co-workers are more likely to use absenteeism and that older and younger employees did not show statistically significant differences in the frequency of lifting heavy loads that could potentially influence the appearance of absenteeism. Discussion and Conclusion: The staff in turn experience greater fatigue and stress, which leads to absenteeism or presentism and all other consequences that come with it.