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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158653
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Meaning of Delegation to Acute Care Nurses
Abstract:
Meaning of Delegation to Acute Care Nurses
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Standing, Theresa
Contact Address:Frances Payne Bolton SON, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Co-Authors:Mary K. Anthony
Problem: Nurses are increasingly delegating nursing tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) as health care systems struggle to contain costs. Some nurses do not realize they are delegating to UAP, and therefore accountable, if the tasks are imbedded within the UAP’s job description. Moreover, delegated activities such as feeding and bathing take on added dimensions with an acutely ill patient and thus necessitate additional supervision. The purpose of this study is to describe the nature and meaning of delegation from the perspective of the acute care staff nurse. Theoretical Framework: Fishbein and Ajzen’s Theory of Reasoned Action (1975) guides this study. This theory is based on the tenet that beliefs and attitudes ultimately influence behavior. If nurses do not believe they are delegating nursing tasks routinely carried out by UAP, this belief will affect their delegating and supervising behavior and ultimately, patient outcomes. Design and Methodology: This is a descriptive study using a hermeneutic phenomenological design to describe nurses’ experiences of delegation. In-depth interviews are being conducted with 20 acute care staff nurses to examine the nature of delegation to UAP and the meanings that delegation holds for the nurses. The grand tour question “What does the idea of delegation mean to you?” guides the semi-structured interviews. Analysis: The interviews are being transcribed verbatim and imported into NUD*IST 5 software for data management. Data analysis has proceeded simultaneously with data collection and data are being analyzed using the Giorgi approach. Implications: This phenomenological description is necessary as a first step in insuring that nurses are delegating and supervising appropriately. It is expected that findings will be used to structure delegation curricula for basic nursing education, and orientation and continuing education for new and experienced nurses to ultimately improve patient outcomes. AN: MN030218
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeaning of Delegation to Acute Care Nursesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158653-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Meaning of Delegation to Acute Care Nurses </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Standing, Theresa</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Frances Payne Bolton SON, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary K. Anthony </td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Nurses are increasingly delegating nursing tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) as health care systems struggle to contain costs. Some nurses do not realize they are delegating to UAP, and therefore accountable, if the tasks are imbedded within the UAP&rsquo;s job description. Moreover, delegated activities such as feeding and bathing take on added dimensions with an acutely ill patient and thus necessitate additional supervision. The purpose of this study is to describe the nature and meaning of delegation from the perspective of the acute care staff nurse. Theoretical Framework: Fishbein and Ajzen&rsquo;s Theory of Reasoned Action (1975) guides this study. This theory is based on the tenet that beliefs and attitudes ultimately influence behavior. If nurses do not believe they are delegating nursing tasks routinely carried out by UAP, this belief will affect their delegating and supervising behavior and ultimately, patient outcomes. Design and Methodology: This is a descriptive study using a hermeneutic phenomenological design to describe nurses&rsquo; experiences of delegation. In-depth interviews are being conducted with 20 acute care staff nurses to examine the nature of delegation to UAP and the meanings that delegation holds for the nurses. The grand tour question &ldquo;What does the idea of delegation mean to you?&rdquo; guides the semi-structured interviews. Analysis: The interviews are being transcribed verbatim and imported into NUD*IST 5 software for data management. Data analysis has proceeded simultaneously with data collection and data are being analyzed using the Giorgi approach. Implications: This phenomenological description is necessary as a first step in insuring that nurses are delegating and supervising appropriately. It is expected that findings will be used to structure delegation curricula for basic nursing education, and orientation and continuing education for new and experienced nurses to ultimately improve patient outcomes. AN: MN030218</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:15:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:15:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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