Comparison of the role of a nurse in a health maintenance organization with the role in a traditional ambulatory care setting

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155725
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Presentation
Title:
Comparison of the role of a nurse in a health maintenance organization with the role in a traditional ambulatory care setting
Abstract:
Comparison of the role of a nurse in a health maintenance organization with the role in a traditional ambulatory care setting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Marz, Mary, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Sparrow Hospital
Title:Assistant Vice President Nursing Research and Education
The purpose of this study is twofold. First, to describe the role of the nurse in a health maintenance organization and compare that with the role of the nurse in a traditional hospital based

ambulatory care setting. Second, to discover if the activities of

ambulatory care nurses are related to educational preparation,

type/size of setting, years of practice in a particular setting and

total number of years in nursing practice. This study describes

the role of 46 registered nurses at a staff-model Health

Maintenance Organization in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

Self reported activities of staff nurses at eighteen offices were

collected. Those activities were placed into categories of

ambulatory nursing practice using a taxonomy of nursing practice

developed by Verran (1981) and modified by Fisher, Heller, Hastings, and Tighe (1984). Descriptive statistics and the

Kruskal-Wallis test were used to analyze the data. Scores from the

sample population were compared to the findings of Fisher et al.

(1984) Results of this study confirm the expansion of Verran's

taxonomy and verify the existence of a nursing role specific to

ambulatory care reflected in the practice of the nurses at the

Health Maintenance Organization. Frequency of involvement in

health maintenance, documentation, patient counseling, and patient

education activities were similar in the health maintenance

organization setting and in the more traditional ambulatory care

setting. A significant relationship (less than .05) was shown

between educational preparation, length of employment in the HMO,

prior ambulatory care experience, size of enrollment of the

offices where nurses were employed and one or more of the ten

categories of ambulatory care nursing practice.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComparison of the role of a nurse in a health maintenance organization with the role in a traditional ambulatory care settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155725-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comparison of the role of a nurse in a health maintenance organization with the role in a traditional ambulatory care setting</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">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Marz, Mary, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Sparrow Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Vice President Nursing Research and Education</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract"> The purpose of this study is twofold. First, to describe the role of the nurse in a health maintenance organization and compare that with the role of the nurse in a traditional hospital based<br/><br/> ambulatory care setting. Second, to discover if the activities of<br/><br/> ambulatory care nurses are related to educational preparation,<br/><br/> type/size of setting, years of practice in a particular setting and<br/><br/> total number of years in nursing practice. This study describes<br/><br/> the role of 46 registered nurses at a staff-model Health<br/><br/> Maintenance Organization in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.<br/><br/> Self reported activities of staff nurses at eighteen offices were<br/><br/> collected. Those activities were placed into categories of<br/><br/> ambulatory nursing practice using a taxonomy of nursing practice<br/><br/> developed by Verran (1981) and modified by Fisher, Heller, Hastings, and Tighe (1984). Descriptive statistics and the<br/><br/> Kruskal-Wallis test were used to analyze the data. Scores from the<br/><br/> sample population were compared to the findings of Fisher et al.<br/><br/> (1984) Results of this study confirm the expansion of Verran's<br/><br/> taxonomy and verify the existence of a nursing role specific to<br/><br/> ambulatory care reflected in the practice of the nurses at the<br/><br/> Health Maintenance Organization. Frequency of involvement in<br/><br/> health maintenance, documentation, patient counseling, and patient<br/><br/> education activities were similar in the health maintenance<br/><br/> organization setting and in the more traditional ambulatory care<br/><br/> setting. A significant relationship (less than .05) was shown<br/><br/> between educational preparation, length of employment in the HMO,<br/><br/> prior ambulatory care experience, size of enrollment of the<br/><br/> offices where nurses were employed and one or more of the ten<br/><br/> categories of ambulatory care nursing practice. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:06:56Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:06:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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