Accompanying Nurse:áThe Effect of a New Model on the Satisfaction of Hospitalized Women in a High-Risk Pregnancy Unit

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Title:
Accompanying Nurse:áThe Effect of a New Model on the Satisfaction of Hospitalized Women in a High-Risk Pregnancy Unit
Abstract:
Accompanying Nurse:áThe Effect of a New Model on the Satisfaction of Hospitalized Women in a High-Risk Pregnancy Unit
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Levy, Tania
P.I. Institution Name:Sheba Medical Center
Title:RN, BA Head nurse in high-risk pregnancy unit
Co-Authors:Hana Kerzman, RN, PhD
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Women exhibiting mother- or fetus-related problems are hospitalized at a high risk pregnancy unit (HRPU) from the 24th week of their pregnancy. The hospitalization ranges from a few days up to a few months. The transition from normal functioning and routine to hospitalization raises numerous concerns regarding the continuity of regular life (family, children and work) in addition to that the pregnancy itself. These changes arouse the need for an address to which they can turn and who will accompany them throughout hospitalization as a source of comfort and support. To provide this support, a new model of an "accompany nurse" was developed. Goals: Assessment of patient satisfaction with the customary support model used today in comparison with new ôaccompany nurseö model. Methods: Participants were recruited from women's hospitalized for one week or longer. The questionnaire, specially constructed, included items regarding the demographic characteristics, satisfaction with the counseling as well as satisfaction from the attitudes expressed by the care-giving staff. Results: 55 women participated in the research; 54.5% had been assigned an accompany nurse whereas 45.5% were not. A significantly higher level of satisfaction with admission procedures and care-giving staff attitudes was indicated by the women assigned an accompany nurse. With respect to questions or difficulties, a higher rate of patients turned to the accompany nurse as opposed to the head nurse or the physician. Conclusions: The contact with an "accompany nurse", which created an opportunity to establish a personal relationship immediately upon admission, provided the women with a sense of security, sympathy and support that contributed to her satisfaction from nursing care. The findings imply that use of the ôaccompany nurseö model should be extended to more patients and units. In addition, the training process for nurses qualified to participate in the program should be extended.
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.titleAccompanying Nurse:áThe Effect of a New Model on the Satisfaction of Hospitalized Women in a High-Risk Pregnancy Uniten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151163-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Accompanying Nurse:&aacute;The Effect of a New Model on the Satisfaction of Hospitalized Women in a High-Risk Pregnancy Unit</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Levy, Tania</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Sheba Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">RN, BA Head nurse in high-risk pregnancy unit</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">tanja-m@zahav.net.il</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hana Kerzman, RN, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Women exhibiting mother- or fetus-related problems are hospitalized at a high risk pregnancy unit (HRPU) from the 24th week of their pregnancy. The hospitalization ranges from a few days up to a few months. The transition from normal functioning and routine to hospitalization raises numerous concerns regarding the continuity of regular life (family, children and work) in addition to that the pregnancy itself. These changes arouse the need for an address to which they can turn and who will accompany them throughout hospitalization as a source of comfort and support. To provide this support, a new model of an &quot;accompany nurse&quot; was developed. Goals: Assessment of patient satisfaction with the customary support model used today in comparison with new &ocirc;accompany nurse&ouml; model. Methods: Participants were recruited from women's hospitalized for one week or longer. The questionnaire, specially constructed, included items regarding the demographic characteristics, satisfaction with the counseling as well as satisfaction from the attitudes expressed by the care-giving staff. Results: 55 women participated in the research; 54.5% had been assigned an accompany nurse whereas 45.5% were not. A significantly higher level of satisfaction with admission procedures and care-giving staff attitudes was indicated by the women assigned an accompany nurse. With respect to questions or difficulties, a higher rate of patients turned to the accompany nurse as opposed to the head nurse or the physician. Conclusions: The contact with an &quot;accompany nurse&quot;, which created an opportunity to establish a personal relationship immediately upon admission, provided the women with a sense of security, sympathy and support that contributed to her satisfaction from nursing care. The findings imply that use of the &ocirc;accompany nurse&ouml; model should be extended to more patients and units. In addition, the training process for nurses qualified to participate in the program should be extended.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:53:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:53:45Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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