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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157754
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Resonating Relationships Between Nurses and Elders in Long Term Care
Abstract:
Resonating Relationships Between Nurses and Elders in Long Term Care
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Hewett, Beverly J., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Idaho State University, School of Nursing
Title:Assistant Clinical Professor and LRC Coordinator
Contact Address:921 S 8th, Stop 8101, Pocatello, ID, 83209, USA
Contact Telephone:208-282-2182
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to discover a central theory as to why RNs choose to work in long term care. Rationale: The demand for nurses to be prepared to care for the elderly is ever increasing. Baby boomers will soon start to turn 65 years of age, therefore increasing the need for health care workers deciding to care for this vulnerable population, especially nurses working in long term care (LTC) facilities. Methods: A grounded theory approach was decided upon to emphasize the perceptions of Registered Nurses in words and feelings rather than in preferences registered as statistics. Grounded theory allowed the participants' to provide information about their decision making to work in LTC, their values and reasons for staying, and the social processes that are part of the decision to remain employed in the area of LTC. Participants were asked: What influenced you [the RN] to decide to work in a long term care facility? What influenced you to continue working in a long term care facility? and What/who influenced you to decide to choose this specialty area of geriatrics? The interviews were tape recorded and transcribed. Data was analyzed using Strauss and Corbin guidelines and the reflective coding matrix by Scott. One-hundred and fifteen concepts were assigned to 19 categories. Five themes emerged and a theory written. Verification was accomplished by rich thick description of the shared experience, member checks, an outside reviewer for fit and completeness, and an extensive audit trail. Results: Nine participants from LTC facilities in the western region of the were interviewed. They had a mean age of 44.6 and a mean employment of 10.7 years. The theory is: "Resonating relationships [of RNs] nurture holistic care through daily interactions with residents within their LTC home." The nurses' focus on relationships built bonds with residents and their families. Examples of how nurses' values and beliefs underwrite their perceptions of what constitutes quality practice and how this impacts residents' quality of life will be given. These values also impact administration of LTC facilities and promote the LTC nursing profession. Implications: The "Resonating relationships [of RNs] nurture holistic care through daily interactions with residents within their LTC home" theory permits further exploration of how relationships impact long term care employment. Educators may want to use the theory to foster student/resident relationships. This would be next step in furthering this research to explore the best practices of experiential learning to help students determine fit with long term care. This will give future nurses an opportunity to explore career options that can be emotionally satisfying, knowing that they will impact the quality of life of the elderly. Also, administrators may wish to explore the themes for interview instrument development to identify suitability within long term care arena or professional assessment.
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.titleResonating Relationships Between Nurses and Elders in Long Term Careen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157754-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Resonating Relationships Between Nurses and Elders in Long Term Care</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hewett, Beverly J., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Idaho State University, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Clinical Professor and LRC Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">921 S 8th, Stop 8101, Pocatello, ID, 83209, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">208-282-2182</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hewebeve@isu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study was to discover a central theory as to why RNs choose to work in long term care.&nbsp;Rationale: The demand for nurses to be prepared to care for the elderly is ever increasing. Baby boomers will soon start to turn 65 years of age, therefore increasing the need for health care workers deciding to care for this vulnerable population, especially nurses working in long term care (LTC) facilities. Methods: A grounded theory approach was decided upon to emphasize the perceptions of Registered Nurses in words and feelings rather than in preferences registered as statistics. Grounded theory allowed the participants' to provide information about their decision making to work in LTC, their values and reasons for staying, and the social processes that are part of the decision to remain employed in the area of LTC. Participants were asked: What influenced you [the RN] to decide to work in a long term care facility? What influenced you to continue working in a long term care facility? and What/who influenced you to decide to choose this specialty area of geriatrics? The interviews were tape recorded and transcribed. Data was analyzed using Strauss and Corbin guidelines and the reflective coding matrix by Scott. One-hundred and fifteen concepts were assigned to 19 categories. Five themes emerged and a theory written. Verification was accomplished by rich thick description of the shared experience, member checks, an outside reviewer for fit and completeness, and an extensive audit trail. Results: Nine participants from LTC facilities in the western region of the were interviewed. They had a mean age of 44.6 and a mean employment of 10.7 years. The theory is: &quot;Resonating relationships [of RNs] nurture holistic care through daily interactions with residents within their LTC home.&quot; The nurses' focus on relationships built bonds with residents and their families. Examples of how nurses' values and beliefs underwrite their perceptions of what constitutes quality practice and how this impacts residents' quality of life will be given. These values also impact administration of LTC facilities and promote the LTC nursing profession. Implications: The &quot;Resonating relationships [of RNs] nurture holistic care through daily interactions with residents within their LTC home&quot; theory permits further exploration of how relationships impact long term care employment. Educators may want to use the theory to foster student/resident relationships. This would be next step in furthering this research to explore the best practices of experiential learning to help students determine fit with long term care. This will give future nurses an opportunity to explore career options that can be emotionally satisfying, knowing that they will impact the quality of life of the elderly. Also, administrators may wish to explore the themes for interview instrument development to identify suitability within long term care arena or professional assessment.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:10:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:10:21Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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