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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157844
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Identification of the Essentials of Magnetism in Home Health
Abstract:
The Identification of the Essentials of Magnetism in Home Health
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2006
Author:Mensik, Jennifer, RN, MBA/HCM
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Arizona
Title:Doctoral Student
Contact Address:2863 S 106th Place, Mesa, AZ, 85212, USA
Contact Telephone:602-695-0063
Co-Authors:Joyce Verran, PhD, RN, FAAN
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to identify the Essentials of Magnetism (EOM) for the home health care setting. Background: Despite increasing concern about patient safety across the care continuum, there continues to be a dearth of research on safety and related working condition in home health care. Home health care provides essential post-acute and skilled services for patients in the community and is responsible for keeping patients out of the hospital and nursing home setting. To date, most of the research on nurse satisfaction and patient safety outcomes has occurred in the acute care setting. There is a growing understanding of how workplace characteristics, including autonomy, nurse-physician collaboration, and control over practice, influence safety outcomes in the hospital with a growing set of instruments to measure these so-called magnet characteristics. Researchers such as Aiken and Kramer and Schmalenberg have provided support for how organizational attributes have an impact on both nurse satisfaction and patient outcomes. These researchers have developed instruments to measure specific organizational attributes that are conducive of a magnet hospital environment such as the Nursing Work Index (NWI), Nursing Work Index Revised (NWI-R), and now the EOM. Only in the last five years has there been notable home care research suggesting a relationship between organizational attributes and nurse satisfaction and patient outcomes. Although, the NWI-R which has been used to measure magnet attributes in the hospital and home care setting has been found to be an unreliable tool in the hospital setting. The lack of research in home care has hampered nursing administration from developing evidenced based structures and practices to improve nurse satisfaction and patient safety outcomes. The Dimensions of Magnetism (DOM) instrument will be used for this study. The EOM, which was derived from the DOM, has been used in the hospital setting, as well as hospital based home care agencies and outpatient clinics. This research by Kramer and Schmalenberg was based on data received from acute care nurses not home care nurses. Data shows that home care and acute care nurses have similar views regarding organizational attributes but there has not been any research with the DOM to confirm this.
Methods: A non-experimental study of home care nurses will be conducted. A convenience sample of 1,000 home care nurses will be asked to identify organizational attributes that exist in their home care agency as well as the attributes that they feel are important to providing quality care based on the Dimensions of Magnetism. Results: Results will be presented at the conference. Implications: The results of this study will assist in identifying the EOM in home care. The implications of this research include the development of an instrument to identify magnet characteristics of home care agencies. Nurse administrators will be able to use this information to implement structures and processes for home care nurses that will increase nurse satisfaction as well as improve patient outcomes. Ultimately, this study will help home care agencies to understand the organizational attributes needed to obtain magnet status as well as the connections between organizational attributes, nurse satisfaction, and patient outcome in the home care setting. These results will be compared with the results obtained from the studies done in the acute care setting by Kramer and Schmalenberg (2003) to understand differences between nurses in two different settings.
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 Identification of the Essentials of Magnetism in Home Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157844-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Identification of the Essentials of Magnetism in Home Health</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mensik, Jennifer, RN, MBA/HCM</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Arizona</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2863 S 106th Place, Mesa, AZ, 85212, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">602-695-0063</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jmensik@nursing.arizona.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Joyce Verran, PhD, RN, FAAN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this research is to identify the Essentials of Magnetism (EOM) for the home health care setting. Background: Despite increasing concern about patient safety across the care continuum, there continues to be a dearth of research on safety and related working condition in home health care. Home health care provides essential post-acute and skilled services for patients in the community and is responsible for keeping patients out of the hospital and nursing home setting. To date, most of the research on nurse satisfaction and patient safety outcomes has occurred in the acute care setting. There is a growing understanding of how workplace characteristics, including autonomy, nurse-physician collaboration, and control over practice, influence safety outcomes in the hospital with a growing set of instruments to measure these so-called magnet characteristics. Researchers such as Aiken and Kramer and Schmalenberg have provided support for how organizational attributes have an impact on both nurse satisfaction and patient outcomes. These researchers have developed instruments to measure specific organizational attributes that are conducive of a magnet hospital environment such as the Nursing Work Index (NWI), Nursing Work Index Revised (NWI-R), and now the EOM. Only in the last five years has there been notable home care research suggesting a relationship between organizational attributes and nurse satisfaction and patient outcomes. Although, the NWI-R which has been used to measure magnet attributes in the hospital and home care setting has been found to be an unreliable tool in the hospital setting. The lack of research in home care has hampered nursing administration from developing evidenced based structures and practices to improve nurse satisfaction and patient safety outcomes. The Dimensions of Magnetism (DOM) instrument will be used for this study. The EOM, which was derived from the DOM, has been used in the hospital setting, as well as hospital based home care agencies and outpatient clinics. This research by Kramer and Schmalenberg was based on data received from acute care nurses not home care nurses. Data shows that home care and acute care nurses have similar views regarding organizational attributes but there has not been any research with the DOM to confirm this. <br/>Methods: A non-experimental study of home care nurses will be conducted. A convenience sample of 1,000 home care nurses will be asked to identify organizational attributes that exist in their home care agency as well as the attributes that they feel are important to providing quality care based on the Dimensions of Magnetism. Results: Results will be presented at the conference. Implications: The results of this study will assist in identifying the EOM in home care. The implications of this research include the development of an instrument to identify magnet characteristics of home care agencies. Nurse administrators will be able to use this information to implement structures and processes for home care nurses that will increase nurse satisfaction as well as improve patient outcomes. Ultimately, this study will help home care agencies to understand the organizational attributes needed to obtain magnet status as well as the connections between organizational attributes, nurse satisfaction, and patient outcome in the home care setting. These results will be compared with the results obtained from the studies done in the acute care setting by Kramer and Schmalenberg (2003) to understand differences between nurses in two different settings.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:15:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:15:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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