The Establishment of Centers of Excellence in Clinical Practice in South African Private Hospitals

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148778
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Presentation
Title:
The Establishment of Centers of Excellence in Clinical Practice in South African Private Hospitals
Abstract:
The Establishment of Centers of Excellence in Clinical Practice in South African Private Hospitals
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Pretorius, Ronel, MCur, BCur
P.I. Institution Name:North-West University
Title:Senior Lecturer
Co-Authors:Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, BA, Cur, M, Cur
[Evidence-based presentation] A concern shared by nurses globally seem to involve the current shortage of nursing staff in critical care units.  Recent articles in the South African media indicated that 300 nurses are leaving South Africa every month.  An investigation into the "Magnet Recognition Hospital programme" in the United States of America prompted an interest in establishing Centers of Excellence within critical care units of the private hospital industry in South Africa. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes that a healthy work environment is the base for recruiting and retaining nurses. One of the most problematic human resource challenges around the world seem to involve the current shortage of nurses and the major impact this shortage has on quality health care and patient outcomes. It was evident from an extensive literature review that "Magnet hospitals" seem to attract and retain competent nurses despite the current shortage within the profession.  This prompted the researcher to investigate the reasons behind the successful recruitment and retention of nursing staff in "Magnet Hospitals".  The relationship between the critical care nurse, the environment and the leadership style of the organization can pose a serious risk for successful recruitment and retention of nursing staff. This paper forms part of an ongoing PhD study utilising a mixed method design in exploring and describing the establishment of Centers of Excellence in critical care units of South African Private hospitals and the effect of such Centers on the retention and recruitment of nursing staff.
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.titleThe Establishment of Centers of Excellence in Clinical Practice in South African Private Hospitalsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148778-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Establishment of Centers of Excellence in Clinical Practice in South African Private Hospitals</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">Pretorius, Ronel, MCur, BCur</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">North-West University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vpkrp@puk.ac.za</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, BA, Cur, M, Cur</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based presentation] A concern shared by nurses globally seem to involve the current shortage of nursing staff in critical care units.&nbsp; Recent articles in the South African media indicated that 300 nurses are leaving South Africa every month.&nbsp; An investigation into the &quot;Magnet Recognition Hospital programme&quot; in the United States of America prompted an interest in establishing Centers of Excellence within critical care units of the private hospital industry in South Africa.&nbsp;The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recognizes that a healthy work environment is the base for recruiting and retaining nurses.&nbsp;One of the most problematic human resource challenges around the world seem to involve the current shortage of nurses and the major impact this shortage has on quality health care and patient outcomes.&nbsp;It was evident from an extensive literature review that &quot;Magnet hospitals&quot; seem to attract and retain competent nurses despite the current shortage within the profession.&nbsp; This prompted the researcher to investigate the reasons behind the successful recruitment and retention of nursing staff in &quot;Magnet Hospitals&quot;.&nbsp; The relationship between the critical care nurse, the environment and the leadership style of the organization can pose a serious risk for successful recruitment and retention of nursing staff.&nbsp;This paper forms part of an ongoing PhD study utilising a mixed method design in exploring and describing the establishment of Centers of Excellence in critical care units of South African Private hospitals and the effect of such Centers on the retention and recruitment of nursing staff.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:50:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:50:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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