Nursing Workforce: Assessing Workplace Policy for Potential Nurse Lead Change

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151880
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Presentation
Title:
Nursing Workforce: Assessing Workplace Policy for Potential Nurse Lead Change
Abstract:
Nursing Workforce: Assessing Workplace Policy for Potential Nurse Lead Change
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Muller, Catherina, MS
P.I. Institution Name:North-West University
Title:PHC Subject Specialist, Researcher
Co-Authors:Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, BACUR, MCUR; Nancy Edwards, RN, PhD; Eulalia Kahwa, PhD, RN
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Background:  Nurses, metaphorically, are the bodies' white blood cells, they are the sick-and-wearies first line of defense, working in harmony with the body in alleviating all risks. This metaphor if taken into consideration places nurses in frontline leadership roles. When nurses are in leadership roles, their voices in health policy development become dominant which results in positive change in health service delivery.  The researcher used HIV/AIDS workplace policies to lead nurses to change, to emphasize their role in the formulation and implementation of workplace policies to ensure efficient and effective service delivery to HIV/AIDS clients. Purpose: To illustrate how nurses use bottom-up HIV/AIDS workplace policy innovations to enhance HIV/AIDS workplace policy formulation and implementation.  Methods: Data was obtained by a mixed method design during 2008/9, whereby fifteen public health institutions within in three districts in South Africa participated. Forty eight questionnaires and twelfth in-depth interviews were completed.  Results: Data generated were conceptualized generating insight on how bottom-up HIV/AIDS workplace policy and their genesis can enhance nurses in providing care for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. This is done by using the professional nurses' hands on experience at "grass root" level to bridge the "know how to do gap." The study highlighted different nurse orientated needs for personnel policy training and development, practice development and the need for training in the affective addressing of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Conclusion: Nursing and nurses in practice procreates effective health service delivery. This statement highlights the need for change - change incorporating nurses' voices in readdressing HIV/AIDS workplace policy and practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleNursing Workforce: Assessing Workplace Policy for Potential Nurse Lead Changeen_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Workforce: Assessing Workplace Policy for Potential Nurse Lead Change</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Muller, Catherina, MS</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">PHC Subject Specialist, Researcher</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mullerce@telkomsa.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, BACUR, MCUR; Nancy Edwards, RN, PhD; Eulalia Kahwa, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Background:  Nurses, metaphorically, are the bodies' white blood cells, they are the sick-and-wearies first line of defense, working in harmony with the body in alleviating all risks. This metaphor if taken into consideration places nurses in frontline leadership roles. When nurses are in leadership roles, their voices in health policy development become dominant which results in positive change in health service delivery.  The researcher used HIV/AIDS workplace policies to lead nurses to change, to emphasize their role in the formulation and implementation of workplace policies to ensure efficient and effective service delivery to HIV/AIDS clients. Purpose: To illustrate how nurses use bottom-up HIV/AIDS workplace policy innovations to enhance HIV/AIDS workplace policy formulation and implementation.  Methods: Data was obtained by a mixed method design during 2008/9, whereby fifteen public health institutions within in three districts in South Africa participated. Forty eight questionnaires and twelfth in-depth interviews were completed.  Results: Data generated were conceptualized generating insight on how bottom-up HIV/AIDS workplace policy and their genesis can enhance nurses in providing care for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. This is done by using the professional nurses' hands on experience at "grass root" level to bridge the "know how to do gap." The study highlighted different nurse orientated needs for personnel policy training and development, practice development and the need for training in the affective addressing of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Conclusion: Nursing and nurses in practice procreates effective health service delivery. This statement highlights the need for change - change incorporating nurses' voices in readdressing HIV/AIDS workplace policy and practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:16:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:16:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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