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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157511
Type:
Presentation
Title:
THE VALUE OF NURSE INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION MAKING
Abstract:
THE VALUE OF NURSE INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION MAKING
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Graham-Dickerson, Phyllis, PhD, RN, CNS
P.I. Institution Name:Regis University
Title:Professor, Nursing
Contact Address:Regis University Mail Code G-6, 3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO, 80221, USA
Co-Authors:Janet Houser; Eileen Thomas
PURPOSE/AIMS: The purpose of this study is to generate knowledge about what nurses think about their current level of involvement in decisions about patient care, the work environment, and planning for staffing. The study will describe the existing status of nurse involvement in 10 Colorado hospitals and analyze the data to look for trends and insights to be used in future research. Associations between perceptions of involvement and organizational outcomes will be determined. The focus of this study is on nurses who provide direct care at the unit level and nurses at the hospital level. The study aims are to: (1) determine what involvement in decision-making means to nurses; and (2) describe how direct care nurses want to be involved in decisions regarding patient care, planning for staffing, and the work environment.
CONCEPTUAL BASIS: The conceptual basis of this research is a systems framework in which the context of nurses' work involves structures, processes and outcomes. Structures can include formal and informal models of involvement. Processes of involvement include the ways that nurses are involved in decisions, as well as the level of autonomy that nurses have in decision making. Outcomes of decisions made by nurses are related to patient outcomes, work methods, and organizational effectiveness.
METHODS: This descriptive qualitative research study is designed to elicit perceptual data about social phenomena. By using a systematic approach to the analysis of information generated directly from informants - in this case, the staff nurse -themes can be generated that describe the meaning of an experience. A theoretical sampling method will be used to identify the sampling frame for the study. The inclusion criteria are: Any acute care hospital in the state of Colorado that admits and treats inpatients (as defined as patients that stay more than 24 hours.) A stratified random sample of hospitals will be selected using bed size and geographic region as stratification. Ten hospitals were selected and final sample size will be determined by achievement of saturation. Purposive sampling will be used to identify focus group informants.
RESULTS: Two key themes focused on organizational barriers and the importance and value of nurse involvement in decision making.
IMPLICATIONS: This research is ground-breaking in that there are no identified national studies underway that focus on the relationship of nurse involvement and a broad range of outcomes. The outcome of this study can affect patient care processes, nurse satisfaction and retention, and the ways in which organizations solicit and use involvement of the practitioners that provide care to patients.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTHE VALUE OF NURSE INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION MAKINGen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157511-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">THE VALUE OF NURSE INVOLVEMENT IN DECISION MAKING</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Graham-Dickerson, Phyllis, PhD, RN, CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Regis University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Regis University Mail Code G-6, 3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO, 80221, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pgrahamd@regis.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Janet Houser; Eileen Thomas</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSE/AIMS: The purpose of this study is to generate knowledge about what nurses think about their current level of involvement in decisions about patient care, the work environment, and planning for staffing. The study will describe the existing status of nurse involvement in 10 Colorado hospitals and analyze the data to look for trends and insights to be used in future research. Associations between perceptions of involvement and organizational outcomes will be determined. The focus of this study is on nurses who provide direct care at the unit level and nurses at the hospital level. The study aims are to: (1) determine what involvement in decision-making means to nurses; and (2) describe how direct care nurses want to be involved in decisions regarding patient care, planning for staffing, and the work environment.<br/>CONCEPTUAL BASIS: The conceptual basis of this research is a systems framework in which the context of nurses' work involves structures, processes and outcomes. Structures can include formal and informal models of involvement. Processes of involvement include the ways that nurses are involved in decisions, as well as the level of autonomy that nurses have in decision making. Outcomes of decisions made by nurses are related to patient outcomes, work methods, and organizational effectiveness.<br/>METHODS: This descriptive qualitative research study is designed to elicit perceptual data about social phenomena. By using a systematic approach to the analysis of information generated directly from informants - in this case, the staff nurse -themes can be generated that describe the meaning of an experience. A theoretical sampling method will be used to identify the sampling frame for the study. The inclusion criteria are: Any acute care hospital in the state of Colorado that admits and treats inpatients (as defined as patients that stay more than 24 hours.) A stratified random sample of hospitals will be selected using bed size and geographic region as stratification. Ten hospitals were selected and final sample size will be determined by achievement of saturation. Purposive sampling will be used to identify focus group informants. <br/>RESULTS: Two key themes focused on organizational barriers and the importance and value of nurse involvement in decision making.<br/>IMPLICATIONS: This research is ground-breaking in that there are no identified national studies underway that focus on the relationship of nurse involvement and a broad range of outcomes. The outcome of this study can affect patient care processes, nurse satisfaction and retention, and the ways in which organizations solicit and use involvement of the practitioners that provide care to patients.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:56:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:56:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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