American Society of Clinical Oncology, Surgical oncology, Health professional
The attitude that individuals have regarding their work is job satisfaction. According to Burke, 2004, p.311, the term job satisfaction refers to the feelings that people have about their jobs. In the healthcare environment it is the physicians along with the nursing professionals that are most important to the delivery of patient care, because of their deep involvement in it. The levels of job satisfaction have a strong influence in the efficient performance of job related functions. In the case of the physicians and nursing professionals the lower the levels of job satisfaction, the less efficiency in the delivery o patient care, and lower the patient satisfaction in the care received (Burke, 2004).