The Relationship Between Work Stressors and Caring Behaviors of Nurses in Taiwa

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158092
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Presentation
Title:
The Relationship Between Work Stressors and Caring Behaviors of Nurses in Taiwa
Abstract:
The Relationship Between Work Stressors and Caring Behaviors of Nurses in Taiwa
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2004
Author:Lee, Mei-Hua, RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:University of CA
Contact Address:1360 9th Ave #11, San Francisco, CA, 94122, USA
Co-Authors:Faucett, J, RN, PhD, FAAN; Holzemer, WL, RN, PhD, FAAN
A number of substantial studies have addressed the influence of clinical situations on the nurse in his/her delivery of caring. These studies utilized qualitative methods that provide abundant knowledge about the phenomenon of caring in nursing practice. However, little is known about the relationship between the frequency of stressful work situations and the frequency of actual caring practice. A cross-sectional design was used to examine the relationship between work stressors and the frequency of caring behaviors of nurses in Taiwan. Data were collected from 10 nurses on seven patient care units in a medical center using the Nursing Stress Scale (NSS) (Gray-Toft-Anderson, 1981), and the modified Caring Assessment Report Evaluation-Q sort into a 7-point Likert scale to measure the frequency of caring behaviors that a nurse perceived in her/his patient care. The mean age of the sample was 27.1 years (SD.3.73; range, 22-33). The mean years of work experience in nursing was 5.9 years (range, 1.7-10). Two major sources of stress were identified: work load, and feeling inadequately prepared to meet the emotional demands of patients and their families. Monitors/follows through and comforts were two of the six subscales in CARE-Q that participants reported as most frequency performed in patient care within the previous two weeks. The mean score of the NSS was strongly negative and significantly associated with the frequency of CARE-Q (r=0.829, p=0.003). The study results will help administrators and cl9inicians to develop effective interventions that enhance nurse caring practice and consequently improve nurse and patient perceptions of the quality of care. This is an ongoing research project. A total of at least 500 subjects are expected to be included in the final analysis.
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 Relationship Between Work Stressors and Caring Behaviors of Nurses in Taiwaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158092-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Relationship Between Work Stressors and Caring Behaviors of Nurses in Taiwa</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Mei-Hua, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of CA</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1360 9th Ave #11, San Francisco, CA, 94122, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Faucett, J, RN, PhD, FAAN; Holzemer, WL, RN, PhD, FAAN </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">A number of substantial studies have addressed the influence of clinical situations on the nurse in his/her delivery of caring. These studies utilized qualitative methods that provide abundant knowledge about the phenomenon of caring in nursing practice. However, little is known about the relationship between the frequency of stressful work situations and the frequency of actual caring practice. A cross-sectional design was used to examine the relationship between work stressors and the frequency of caring behaviors of nurses in Taiwan. Data were collected from 10 nurses on seven patient care units in a medical center using the Nursing Stress Scale (NSS) (Gray-Toft-Anderson, 1981), and the modified Caring Assessment Report Evaluation-Q sort into a 7-point Likert scale to measure the frequency of caring behaviors that a nurse perceived in her/his patient care. The mean age of the sample was 27.1 years (SD.3.73; range, 22-33). The mean years of work experience in nursing was 5.9 years (range, 1.7-10). Two major sources of stress were identified: work load, and feeling inadequately prepared to meet the emotional demands of patients and their families. Monitors/follows through and comforts were two of the six subscales in CARE-Q that participants reported as most frequency performed in patient care within the previous two weeks. The mean score of the NSS was strongly negative and significantly associated with the frequency of CARE-Q (r=0.829, p=0.003). The study results will help administrators and cl9inicians to develop effective interventions that enhance nurse caring practice and consequently improve nurse and patient perceptions of the quality of care. This is an ongoing research project. A total of at least 500 subjects are expected to be included in the final analysis.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:30:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:30:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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