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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153514
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Role of the Nurse Family Member when a Loved One is Hospitalized
Abstract:
Role of the Nurse Family Member when a Loved One is Hospitalized
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Laylan, Jayne, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Gundersen Lutheran
Title:Staff Nurse
Co-Authors:Ana Schaper, PhD
Background:  The family nurse (FN) frequently functions as a strong advocate for the care of a hospitalized loved one.  We believed that as a result of taking on this role, the FN possesses unique insider knowledge that would provide for a clearer understanding of the impact hospital staff nurses have on patient care. Method:  Using a grounded theory design, interviews were audiotaped, and transcribed verbatim without names.  Participants were asked to tell us about the roles of staff nurses caring for their loved one.  Rigor was documented through credibility, auditability, and confirmability testing. Results:  Data was collected from 10 RNs. While the study began with a focus on the role of the staff nurse, saturation of data demonstrated rich, detailed descriptions of the role of the FN as the watchful gatekeeper.  Three selective codes emerged:  sorting out the environment, making a judgment call, and taking action.  Sorting out the environment included: identifying who was who, assessing the quality of care, being considered an expert by the family, and maintaining family relationships.  The FN judged the quality of care as phenomenal, adequate, or unsafe. With phenomenal care, the FN expressed trust and was patiently observant.  With adequate care, the FN remained vigilant and provided supplemental care.  When safety was jeopardized, the FN felt anger/protective and intervened to prevent a potentially poor outcome. ?Walking a fine line? was identified as the basic social process. The FN attempted to maintain a balance between being the mother, daughter, or sister and being the expert nurse, while striving to maintain a positive relationship with staff nurses as well as other family members. Conclusions:  Data suggest that the FN plays a dynamic role in the care of a hospitalized loved one, and that staff nurses should engage the FN to collaboratively ensure high quality care.
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.titleRole of the Nurse Family Member when a Loved One is Hospitalizeden_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153514-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Role of the Nurse Family Member when a Loved One is Hospitalized</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">Laylan, Jayne, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Gundersen Lutheran</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Staff Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jmlaylan@gundluth.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ana Schaper, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background:&nbsp; The family nurse (FN) frequently functions as a strong advocate for the care of a hospitalized loved one. &nbsp;We believed that as a result of taking on this role, the FN possesses unique insider knowledge that would provide for a clearer understanding of the impact hospital staff nurses have on patient care. Method:&nbsp; Using a grounded theory design, interviews were audiotaped, and transcribed verbatim without names. &nbsp;Participants were asked to tell us about the roles of staff nurses caring for their loved one. &nbsp;Rigor was documented through credibility, auditability, and confirmability testing. Results:&nbsp; Data was collected from 10 RNs. While the study began with a focus on the role of the staff nurse, saturation of data demonstrated rich, detailed descriptions of the role of the FN as the watchful gatekeeper.&nbsp; Three selective codes emerged: &nbsp;sorting out the environment, making a judgment call, and taking action.&nbsp; Sorting out the environment included: identifying who was who, assessing the quality of care, being considered an expert by the family, and maintaining family relationships.&nbsp; The FN judged the quality of care as phenomenal, adequate, or unsafe. With phenomenal care, the FN expressed trust and was patiently observant.&nbsp; With adequate care, the FN remained vigilant and provided supplemental care. &nbsp;When safety was jeopardized, the FN felt anger/protective and intervened to prevent a potentially poor outcome. ?Walking a fine line? was identified as the basic social process. The FN attempted to maintain a balance between being the mother, daughter, or sister and being the expert nurse, while striving to maintain a positive relationship with staff nurses as well as other family members. Conclusions:&nbsp; Data suggest that the FN plays a dynamic role in the care of a hospitalized loved one, and that staff nurses should engage the FN to collaboratively ensure high quality care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:19:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:19:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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