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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149243
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Critical Appraisal of the Literature on Nursing Turnover
Abstract:
A Critical Appraisal of the Literature on Nursing Turnover
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Duffield, Christine, RN, BScN, MHP, PhD, FACHSE
P.I. Institution Name:University of Technology
Title:Professor& Director, Centre for Health Services Management
Co-Authors:Pat Griffin, RN, PhD; Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN; Heather K. S. Laschinger, RN, PhD; Linda L. O'Brien-Pallas, RN, PhD; Judith Shamian, RN, PhD; Patricia W. Stone, PhD, MPH, RN
Objective: Nursing shortages are of critical concern to policy makers, managers, and registered nurses in hospitals in many countries worldwide. This paper will provide a description of the state of knowledge about nursing turnover. Specifically, we will describe: 1) the relationship between the costs of staffing practices and turnover; 2) the costs of staffing and turnover and the related impact on patient safety outcomes; and, 3) the costs of staffing and turnover and the related impact on health care worker outcomes. Methods: Criteria proposed by Cooper (1982) for conducting integrated literature review were used to guide this activity. The process included: a) the development of an inventory of peer reviewed and non peer reviewed studies; b) an ongoing scan of relevant grey literature and the Internet; c) expert consultation to provide insight into current issues and the context of nursing turnover in hospitals; and, d) application of criteria for review. Findings: At present over 2000 citations have been located and examined. Numerous research studies of varying quality have been completed on the factors which are hypothesized to influence turnover (e.g., nurse staffing, skill mix, management practices related to patient assignment, quality work environments, nursing sensitive outcomes such as nosocomial infections, skin breakdown, falls, and nurse outcomes such as injuries and health). However, only a handful of studies are reported which focus on nursing turnover explicitly. Conclusion: Since limited work has been done, our paper will highlight key findings from studies to date and demonstrate how this work has helped us to specify the conceptual elements of our theoretical framework and the research questions we are exploring. Implications: There is a significant shortage of methodologically sound studies which examine nursing turnover.
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 Critical Appraisal of the Literature on Nursing Turnoveren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149243-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Critical Appraisal of the Literature on Nursing Turnover</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Duffield, Christine, RN, BScN, MHP, PhD, FACHSE</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor&amp; Director, Centre for Health Services Management</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Christine.Duffield@uts.edu.au</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Pat Griffin, RN, PhD; Patricia Hinton Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN; Heather K. S. Laschinger, RN, PhD; Linda L. O'Brien-Pallas, RN, PhD; Judith Shamian, RN, PhD; Patricia W. Stone, PhD, MPH, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: Nursing shortages are of critical concern to policy makers, managers, and registered nurses in hospitals in many countries worldwide. This paper will provide a description of the state of knowledge about nursing turnover. Specifically, we will describe: 1) the relationship between the costs of staffing practices and turnover; 2) the costs of staffing and turnover and the related impact on patient safety outcomes; and, 3) the costs of staffing and turnover and the related impact on health care worker outcomes. Methods: Criteria proposed by Cooper (1982) for conducting integrated literature review were used to guide this activity. The process included: a) the development of an inventory of peer reviewed and non peer reviewed studies; b) an ongoing scan of relevant grey literature and the Internet; c) expert consultation to provide insight into current issues and the context of nursing turnover in hospitals; and, d) application of criteria for review. Findings: At present over 2000 citations have been located and examined. Numerous research studies of varying quality have been completed on the factors which are hypothesized to influence turnover (e.g., nurse staffing, skill mix, management practices related to patient assignment, quality work environments, nursing sensitive outcomes such as nosocomial infections, skin breakdown, falls, and nurse outcomes such as injuries and health). However, only a handful of studies are reported which focus on nursing turnover explicitly. Conclusion: Since limited work has been done, our paper will highlight key findings from studies to date and demonstrate how this work has helped us to specify the conceptual elements of our theoretical framework and the research questions we are exploring. Implications: There is a significant shortage of methodologically sound studies which examine nursing turnover.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:58:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:58:41Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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