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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147579
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Survey of Asian Nurses Perception of their Work Environment
Abstract:
A Survey of Asian Nurses Perception of their Work Environment
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Cox, Karen S., RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Title:Senior Vice President for Patient Care Service, Co-COO
Co-Authors:Susan R. Lacey, PhD, RN, FAAN; Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN; Susan L. Teasley, RN, CCRC; Tomomi Kameoka, RN, DNSc; Meiqiong Yan, RN, MSN; Lin Yan, RN, MS; Misuzu F. Gregg, PhD, RN
[Leadership Session Presentation] Background: ICN emphasizes the need to have positive practice environment globally. Over  8,000 nurse respondents (6+ years; 15 states) have completed The Individual Workload Perception Scale-Revised (IWPS-R)  . Framework: King's (1981) Concept of Perception- one's perception-related to self concept, inheritance, educational background & socioeconomic group. Methodology: The IWPS-R, with 29 Likert-type items, includes Manager, Peer, Unit Support, Workload, Intent to Stay and Nurse Satisfaction subscales with alphas coefficients .61-.91. The purpose was to determine if there were any differences in nurses' perception in Asian hospitals compared to USA hospitals. IWPS-R was translated/ back translated into Chinese and Japanese. Results:  In addition to the differences between the U.S. and Asian nurses, a issue of cultural context of the survey items emerged. Major themes related to these issues were: socio-political, organizational structural, and expectations of both patients and nurses in each respective country. Female nurses dominate in all countries. Several IPWS questions indicated that there were cultural differences between the US and Asian Countries. The Asian nurse manager is assigned to only one unit whereas a US nurse manager may have multiple units. Asian nurses have lifetime employment in the hospitals and do not make arrangements for families to have transportation or housing; the patients go to the hospital in their region. Asian nurses do not "float"; working with less staff if they are "short". Discussion: Nurses in all countries have longevity, aging workforce and few male nurses. Conclusions: This research exchange created a new level of discussion about future collaborations that reflects a deeper understanding surrounding the context of cross-cultural projects. US nurses learn how to creatively include families at the bedside while US nurses mentor Asian nurses on strategies to enhance peer support and nurse satisfaction. Recommendations: Continue the collaboration for education & research and evaluate cultural and contextual differences.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Survey of Asian Nurses Perception of their Work Environmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147579-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Survey of Asian Nurses Perception of their Work Environment</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cox, Karen S., RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Vice President for Patient Care Service, Co-COO</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kcox@cmh.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan R. Lacey, PhD, RN, FAAN; Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN; Susan L. Teasley, RN, CCRC; Tomomi Kameoka, RN, DNSc; Meiqiong Yan, RN, MSN; Lin Yan, RN, MS; Misuzu F. Gregg, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership Session Presentation] Background: ICN emphasizes the need to have positive practice environment globally. Over&nbsp; 8,000 nurse respondents (6+ years; 15 states) have completed The Individual Workload Perception Scale-Revised (IWPS-R) &nbsp;. Framework: King's (1981) Concept of Perception- one's perception-related to self concept, inheritance, educational background &amp; socioeconomic group. Methodology: The IWPS-R, with 29 Likert-type items, includes Manager, Peer, Unit Support, Workload, Intent to Stay and Nurse Satisfaction subscales with alphas coefficients .61-.91. The purpose was to determine if there were any differences in nurses' perception in Asian hospitals compared to USA hospitals. IWPS-R was translated/ back translated into Chinese and Japanese. Results:&nbsp; In addition to the differences between the U.S. and Asian nurses, a issue of cultural context of the survey items emerged. Major themes related to these issues were: socio-political, organizational structural, and expectations of both patients and nurses in each respective country. Female nurses dominate in all countries. Several IPWS questions indicated that there were cultural differences between the US and Asian Countries. The Asian nurse manager is assigned to only one unit whereas a US nurse manager may have multiple units. Asian nurses have lifetime employment in the hospitals and do not make arrangements for families to have transportation or housing; the patients go to the hospital in their region. Asian nurses do not &quot;float&quot;; working with less staff if they are &quot;short&quot;. Discussion: Nurses in all countries have longevity, aging workforce and few male nurses. Conclusions: This research exchange created a new level of discussion about future collaborations that reflects a deeper understanding surrounding the context of cross-cultural projects. US nurses learn how to creatively include families at the bedside while US nurses mentor Asian nurses on strategies to enhance peer support and nurse satisfaction. Recommendations: Continue the collaboration for education &amp; research and evaluate cultural and contextual differences.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:33:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:33:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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