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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152074
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Registered Nurses Watching Over their Patients: A Grounded Theory Study
Abstract:
Registered Nurses Watching Over their Patients: A Grounded Theory Study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Schmidt, Lee A., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Loyola University Chicago
Title:Assistant Professor and Director, PhD in Nursing Program
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to generate a substantive theory of the process used by Registered Nurses in watching over patients during a workshift.  Registered Nurses are in a key position to impact patient safety and welfare due to their constant presence with patients and the importance of this role is most evident at the nurse-patient dyad level on the workshift. In previous work, patients identified being watched over as an essential component of nursing care. Methods: The classical grounded theory method of Glaser and Strauss was used to generate a substantive theory of the process of Registered Nurses watching over their patients. Fifteen staff Registered Nurses from inpatient nursing units were interviewed about their experiences watching over their patients, and factors that helped and hindered the watching over process.  Results: Making Sure emerged from the data as a core category.  Making Sure involves taking responsibility for the care of the patient and being certain and in control of the patient care situation.  The process of watching over detailed in this theory includes five sequential categories: Knowing What is Going On, Being Close, Watching, Not Taking Anything for Granted, and Protecting.  Participants identified inferences drawn by patients as they experience being watched over:  Trusting and Feeling Secure. Conclusion: This substantive theory provides understanding of the process used by Registered Nurses as they watch over their patients.  These results provide an important addition to the nursing quality and safety knowledge base. Conditions during shift report and during the workshift must be optimized to allow watching over to occur.
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.titleRegistered Nurses Watching Over their Patients: A Grounded Theory Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152074-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Registered Nurses Watching Over their Patients:&nbsp;A Grounded Theory Study</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schmidt, Lee A., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Loyola University Chicago</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor and Director, PhD in Nursing Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lschm3@luc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to generate a substantive theory of the process used by Registered Nurses in watching over patients during a workshift.&nbsp; Registered Nurses are in a key position to impact patient safety and welfare due to their constant presence with patients and the importance of this role is most evident at the nurse-patient dyad level on the workshift. In previous work, patients identified being watched over as an essential component of nursing care. Methods: The classical grounded theory method of Glaser and Strauss was used to generate a substantive theory of the process of Registered Nurses watching over their patients.&nbsp;Fifteen staff Registered Nurses from inpatient nursing units were interviewed about their experiences watching over their patients, and factors that helped and hindered the watching over process.&nbsp; Results: Making Sure emerged from the data as a core category.&nbsp; Making Sure involves taking responsibility for the care of the patient and being certain and in control of the patient care situation.&nbsp; The process of watching over detailed in this theory includes five sequential categories: Knowing What is Going On, Being Close, Watching, Not Taking Anything for Granted, and Protecting.&nbsp; Participants identified inferences drawn by patients as they experience being watched over:&nbsp; Trusting and Feeling Secure. Conclusion: This substantive theory provides understanding of the process used by Registered Nurses as they watch over their patients.&nbsp; These results provide an important addition to the nursing quality and safety knowledge base. Conditions during shift report and during the workshift must be optimized to allow watching over to occur.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:23:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:23:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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