Japanese Nurses' Perception of Their Own Caring and Uncaring Behaviors: From a Perspective of Motivation to Help Theory

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148703
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Japanese Nurses' Perception of Their Own Caring and Uncaring Behaviors: From a Perspective of Motivation to Help Theory
Abstract:
Japanese Nurses' Perception of Their Own Caring and Uncaring Behaviors: From a Perspective of Motivation to Help Theory
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Kochinda, Chiemi, RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Nagano College of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Satoko Yoshida, RN, MSN
[Clinical session research presentation] PURPOSE: To examine Japanese nurses' perception of their own caring and uncaring behaviors from the perspective of help-motivation theory (Batson, 1987). DESIGN AND METHODS: Phenomenology design was used to examine how nurses perceived their own behaviors in caring for patients. After informed consent was obtained, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 6 nurses who were employed at a rural hospital in Japan. All interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim.  Data were analyzed through labeling, coding, and categorizing to identify themes and patterns. RESULTS: Nurses described their own behaviors as caring when they attempted to relieve or minimize emotional distress of patients and families, and to become available to them whenever patients and families need support. These behavioral characteristics matched the defining attributes of altruistic motivation to help.  On the other hand, nurses described their behaviors as uncaring when they got irritated in responding to patients' and families' questions, and provided less qualitative or intangible care than in the past. These behavioral characteristics matched the defining attributes of distress-reducing and punishment-avoiding motivation, that are categorized as egoistic motivation to help. Nurses felt positive after the caring interaction because they were pleased that patients and families' needs were met. However, nurses felt negative after the uncaring interaction because of feeling guilty about not meeting the needs of patients and families. CONCLUSIONS: Nurses' caring behaviors matched defining characteristics of altruistic motivation to help, which resulted in both patients' and nurses' positive reaction. Nurses' uncaring behaviors matched defining characteristics of egoistic motivation to help, which resulted in patients' negative reaction. Nurses need to be aware of own behavioral patterns and how these are related to motivation to help.
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.titleJapanese Nurses' Perception of Their Own Caring and Uncaring Behaviors: From a Perspective of Motivation to Help Theoryen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148703-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Japanese Nurses' Perception of Their Own Caring and Uncaring Behaviors: From a Perspective of Motivation to Help Theory</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">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kochinda, Chiemi, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Nagano College of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ckochinda@nagano-nurs.ac.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Satoko Yoshida, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] PURPOSE: To examine Japanese nurses' perception of their own caring and uncaring behaviors from the perspective of help-motivation theory (Batson, 1987). DESIGN AND METHODS: Phenomenology design was used to examine how nurses perceived their own behaviors in caring for patients.&nbsp;After informed consent was obtained, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 6 nurses who were employed at a rural hospital in Japan.&nbsp;All interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim.&nbsp; Data were analyzed through labeling, coding, and categorizing to identify themes and patterns. RESULTS: Nurses described their own behaviors as caring when they attempted to relieve or minimize emotional distress of patients and families, and to become available to them whenever patients and families need support.&nbsp;These behavioral characteristics matched the defining attributes of altruistic motivation to help.&nbsp; On the other hand, nurses described their behaviors as uncaring when they got irritated in responding to patients' and families' questions, and provided less qualitative or intangible care than in the past.&nbsp;These behavioral characteristics matched the defining attributes of distress-reducing and punishment-avoiding motivation, that are categorized as egoistic motivation to help.&nbsp;Nurses felt positive after the caring interaction because they were pleased that patients and families' needs were met. However, nurses felt negative after the uncaring interaction because of feeling guilty about not meeting the needs of patients and families. CONCLUSIONS: Nurses' caring behaviors matched defining characteristics of altruistic motivation to help, which resulted in both patients' and nurses' positive reaction. Nurses' uncaring behaviors matched defining characteristics of egoistic motivation to help, which resulted in patients' negative reaction. Nurses need to be aware of own behavioral patterns and how these are related to motivation to help.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:49:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:49:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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