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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154762
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Attributes of Magnet Home Care
Abstract:
Attributes of Magnet Home Care
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Conference Date:July 10-12, 2003
Author:Flynn, Linda, PhD, RN, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Seton Hall University
Title:Assistant
Objective: This study, funded by the American Nurses Foundation, extended the “magnet” concept into home health care, describing organizational attributes of home care agencies considered by nurses as essential to their practice and job satisfaction. This study built on a preliminary investigation, expanding recruitment to a national sample of U.S. home care nurses. Design: Survey methodology similar to that used in magnet hospital studies was employed, implementing the Tailored Dillman Design Method to conduct a mailed survey of home care nurses representing all geographical regions of the United States. Sample: A response rate of 60% resulted in a sample of 400 home care nurses representing 48 states and all geographic regions of the U.S. Variables: Participants were asked to respond to open-ended questions eliciting their descriptions of agency attributes they considered essential to their practice, quality care, and job satisfaction. Methods: Data were subjected to open and axial coding techniques, and relationships among categories and subcategories were identified. Categories were compared to those reported in magnet hospital studies and to concepts described in sociological theories of professions, underlying magnet hospital research. Findings: A total of 7 categories and 9 subcategories of modifiable agency attributes were described by respondents as “magnet” attributes of home care agencies. Conclusions: The organizational attributes described by home care nurses as essential to practice, quality, and job satisfaction reflected concepts proposed in the sociologic theories of professions. Although many descriptors of magnet home care were similar to those found in magnet hospital studies, some important organizational attributes were specific to home care practice. Implications: Amidst a global emphasis on community-based care, there is a critical shortage of home care nurses. These findings may provide insight to home health administrators, worldwide, in efforts to develop work climates that retain nurses and promote quality care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Jul-2003
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAttributes of Magnet Home Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154762-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Attributes of Magnet Home 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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 10-12, 2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Flynn, Linda, PhD, RN, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Seton Hall University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">lflynn1@direcway.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: This study, funded by the American Nurses Foundation, extended the &ldquo;magnet&rdquo; concept into home health care, describing organizational attributes of home care agencies considered by nurses as essential to their practice and job satisfaction. This study built on a preliminary investigation, expanding recruitment to a national sample of U.S. home care nurses. Design: Survey methodology similar to that used in magnet hospital studies was employed, implementing the Tailored Dillman Design Method to conduct a mailed survey of home care nurses representing all geographical regions of the United States. Sample: A response rate of 60% resulted in a sample of 400 home care nurses representing 48 states and all geographic regions of the U.S. Variables: Participants were asked to respond to open-ended questions eliciting their descriptions of agency attributes they considered essential to their practice, quality care, and job satisfaction. Methods: Data were subjected to open and axial coding techniques, and relationships among categories and subcategories were identified. Categories were compared to those reported in magnet hospital studies and to concepts described in sociological theories of professions, underlying magnet hospital research. Findings: A total of 7 categories and 9 subcategories of modifiable agency attributes were described by respondents as &ldquo;magnet&rdquo; attributes of home care agencies. Conclusions: The organizational attributes described by home care nurses as essential to practice, quality, and job satisfaction reflected concepts proposed in the sociologic theories of professions. Although many descriptors of magnet home care were similar to those found in magnet hospital studies, some important organizational attributes were specific to home care practice. Implications: Amidst a global emphasis on community-based care, there is a critical shortage of home care nurses. These findings may provide insight to home health administrators, worldwide, in efforts to develop work climates that retain nurses and promote quality care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:15:28Z-
dc.date.issued2003-07-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:15:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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