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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155730
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perspectives on productivity: A qualitative analysis
Abstract:
Perspectives on productivity: A qualitative analysis
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1997
Conference Date:June 20 - 21, 1997
Author:Frith, Karen, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Georgia College & State University
Title:Assistant Professor
Changes in the available resources and escalating costs have driven the health-service industry to re-evaluate every aspect of the delivery of nursing care. Even with the increased attention that nursing productivity has received, researchers and administrators have yet to measure nursing productivity comprehensively. During the past decade nurse researchers have focused their attention on measuring nursing productivity in quantitative terms such as nursing hours per patient day, patient classification systems, and work sampling.



The purpose of this study was to explore nurses' perceptions of productivity and identify factors that influence productivity. The investigators hoped to understand nursing productivity and the outcomes of nursing practice more fully. The investigators used a qualitative approach to conduct the research. The methodology included a purposive sample of nurses who were interviewed using open-ended questions. The interviews lasted approximately one hour and were tape-recorded for transcription. The investigators used the constant comparative method to interpret the data. Using the criteria described by Lincoln & Guba (1989), the investigators ensured the rigor of the inquiry. The investigators uncovered seven themes: a) going beyond the task, b) sacrificing integrity, c) not seeing value, d) depersonalization: a tug of war with an unseen face, e) we're all in this together, f) no way to know, never enough, and g) personal sense of productivity: finding value. In addition, the investigators found that there was an integral pattern among the themes that was called, making it through: survival as a practice pattern.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
20-Jun-1997
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerspectives on productivity: A qualitative analysisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155730-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perspectives on productivity: A qualitative analysis</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">1997</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June 20 - 21, 1997</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Frith, Karen, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Georgia College &amp; State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kfrith@gcsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Changes in the available resources and escalating costs have driven the health-service industry to re-evaluate every aspect of the delivery of nursing care. Even with the increased attention that nursing productivity has received, researchers and administrators have yet to measure nursing productivity comprehensively. During the past decade nurse researchers have focused their attention on measuring nursing productivity in quantitative terms such as nursing hours per patient day, patient classification systems, and work sampling.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The purpose of this study was to explore nurses' perceptions of productivity and identify factors that influence productivity. The investigators hoped to understand nursing productivity and the outcomes of nursing practice more fully. The investigators used a qualitative approach to conduct the research. The methodology included a purposive sample of nurses who were interviewed using open-ended questions. The interviews lasted approximately one hour and were tape-recorded for transcription. The investigators used the constant comparative method to interpret the data. Using the criteria described by Lincoln &amp; Guba (1989), the investigators ensured the rigor of the inquiry. The investigators uncovered seven themes: a) going beyond the task, b) sacrificing integrity, c) not seeing value, d) depersonalization: a tug of war with an unseen face, e) we're all in this together, f) no way to know, never enough, and g) personal sense of productivity: finding value. In addition, the investigators found that there was an integral pattern among the themes that was called, making it through: survival as a practice pattern.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:07:13Z-
dc.date.issued1997-06-20en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:07:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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