Staff Nurses' Perceptions of Patient and Nurse Characteristics Contributing to the Complexity of Nursing Care

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152861
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Presentation
Title:
Staff Nurses' Perceptions of Patient and Nurse Characteristics Contributing to the Complexity of Nursing Care
Abstract:
Staff Nurses' Perceptions of Patient and Nurse Characteristics Contributing to the Complexity of Nursing Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Killeen, Mary, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
P.I. Institution Name:EBP Nurse Consultants, LLC
Title:Consultant
The purpose of this study was to build on a concept analysis of complexity of nursing care from the research literature by refining the concept and extending it with empirical observations.  The ethnonursing method (Leininger, 1984) was used to obtain nurse-centered data identifying and describing concepts underlying the phenomena of complexity of nursing care across various types of nursing units in hospitals. The semi-structured, face-to-face interviews were conducted at a US Midwest state nurses convention in October, 2005. A purposive sample of nurses was contacted from the convention registration list in advance of the annual state convention. They were given appointments for the interviews, completed he informed consents, and were provided with a gift card following the interviews. Thirteen key and two general informants who met the inclusion criteria were asked their perceptions of patient and nurse characteristics that contribute to complexity of nursing care. Additionally, each subject was asked to complete a 21 item Complexity of Nursing Care questionnaire which was previously reviewed by staff nurse experts for clarity and readability.   The qualitative data were analyzed using the Schatzman & Strauss (1973) field research strategies for analysis along with the Wilsonian (1969) typology of cases. The quantitative data analysis was limited to rank ordering of patient and nurse characteristics items due to the small sample. Descriptive statistics include item means, standard deviations, and ranges. Qualitative and quantitative results were compared and contrasted theoretically for definition and measurement purposes. Results include a definition and model case of a complex patient that captures similarities of attributes across six types of units in hospital settings. Contrary, related, and borderline cases of complex patients were also constructed. Nurse characteristics important to consider for assigning complex patients were also identified. Findings will be integrated in the final analytical phase of concept development.
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.titleStaff Nurses' Perceptions of Patient and Nurse Characteristics Contributing to the Complexity of Nursing Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152861-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Staff Nurses' Perceptions of Patient and Nurse Characteristics Contributing to the Complexity of Nursing Care</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Killeen, Mary, PhD, RN, NEA-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">EBP Nurse Consultants, LLC</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Consultant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mkilleen@charter.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to build on a concept analysis of complexity of nursing care from the research literature by refining the concept and extending it with empirical observations. &nbsp;The ethnonursing method (Leininger, 1984) was used to obtain nurse-centered data identifying and describing concepts underlying the phenomena of complexity of nursing care across various types of nursing units in hospitals. The semi-structured, face-to-face interviews were conducted at a US Midwest state nurses convention in October, 2005. A purposive sample of nurses was contacted from the convention registration list in advance of the annual state convention. They were given appointments for the interviews, completed he informed consents, and were provided with a gift card following the interviews. Thirteen key and two general informants who met the inclusion criteria were asked their perceptions of patient and nurse characteristics that contribute to complexity of nursing care. Additionally, each subject was asked to complete a 21 item Complexity of Nursing Care questionnaire which was previously reviewed by staff nurse experts for clarity and readability. &nbsp;&nbsp;The qualitative data were analyzed using the Schatzman &amp; Strauss (1973) field research strategies for analysis along with the Wilsonian (1969) typology of cases. The quantitative data analysis was limited to rank ordering of patient and nurse characteristics items due to the small sample. Descriptive statistics include item means, standard deviations, and ranges. Qualitative and quantitative results were compared and contrasted theoretically for definition and measurement purposes. Results include a definition and model case of a complex patient that captures similarities of attributes across six types of units in hospital settings. Contrary, related, and borderline cases of complex patients were also constructed. Nurse characteristics important to consider for assigning complex patients were also identified. Findings will be integrated in the final analytical phase of concept development.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:52:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:52:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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