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This research was conducted as a descriptive study to determine the factors affecting the level of loneliness of nurses in the clinical environment. The research was carried out between 02/15/2019 and 04/15/2019 with the participation of 171 nurses among a total of 459 nurses working in a university hospital. The data were collected using a 22-question information form, which determines the sociodemographic and work-life characteristics of nurses and was prepared by the researcher in line with the literature, and the Loneliness at Work Scale. The data were analyzed using a statistical package program. In this study, it was determined that the scores of the nurses on the Loneliness at Work Scale differed statistically according to some sociodemographic and work-life characteristics. In line with this study, it is recommended to allow nurses to choose the unit they work in, determine strategies that will increase the quality of their work life, increase their job satisfaction, and accordingly, reduce the clinical loneliness of nurses.
Keywords: Clinical environment; nurse; loneliness; work environment.
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