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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158917
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Individualized Nursing Care and the Professional Practice Environment
Abstract:
Individualized Nursing Care and the Professional Practice Environment
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Suhonen, Riitta
P.I. Institution Name:University of Turku
Title:Department of Nursing Science
Contact Address:Lemminkisenkatu 1 2nd floor, Turku, 20014, Finland
Contact Telephone:-3041842
Co-Authors:R. Suhonen, M. Välimäki, H. Leino-Kilpi, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Turku, FINLAND; A. Charalambous, Department of Nursing Studies, School of Health Sciences, Cyprus Technology University, Nicosia, CYPRUS; J. Katajisto, Department
The purpose was to explore the associations between individualized care and professional practice environment. Individualized care is of global interest affecting and demonstrating values of healthcare and indicating care quality. Individualized care appears to be influenced by a variety of factors deriving from the healthcare environment. Individualized care was defined in terms of nurses' perceptions of the support of patient individuality through nursing activities and individuality in care provided. The researchers through this study tested the hypothesis that individualized care correlates with certain aspects of the professional practice environment. The participants were registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse managers (n = 207, response rate 59 %) working in in-patient wards of three acute hospitals in 2008. This exploratory correlational study was conducted in Finland. The data were collected using two validated instruments, the Individualized Care Scale (ICS-Nurse) and the Revised Professional Practice Environment Scale (RPPE). The data were analysed based on descriptive and inferential statistics. Nurses perceived that they supported patient individuality well based on the scores and they regarded the care provided was individualized. Nurses' perceptions about the support of individuality and views on individuality of care provided were associated with handling conflict, work motivation, control over practice, leadership and autonomy, relationships with physicians and cultural sensitivity. No statistically significant associations between support of individuality and teamwork or communication about patients were found. The findings supported the hypothesis that individualized care and professional practice environment are positively associated. Identifying these various aspects of professional practice environment may help nurses to develop their working environment and social aspects and thereby enhance individuality of care. The results can be used in focussing future research into the specific environment factors in health care organisations.
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.titleIndividualized Nursing Care and the Professional Practice Environmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158917-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Individualized Nursing Care and the Professional Practice Environment</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">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Suhonen, Riitta</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Turku</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Department of Nursing Science</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Lemminkisenkatu 1 2nd floor, Turku, 20014, Finland</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">-3041842</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">suhonen.riitta@kolumbus.fi</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">R. Suhonen, M. V&auml;lim&auml;ki, H. Leino-Kilpi, Department of Nursing Science, University of Turku, Turku, FINLAND; A. Charalambous, Department of Nursing Studies, School of Health Sciences, Cyprus Technology University, Nicosia, CYPRUS; J. Katajisto, Department</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose was to explore the associations between individualized care and professional practice environment. Individualized care is of global interest affecting and demonstrating values of healthcare and indicating care quality. Individualized care appears to be influenced by a variety of factors deriving from the healthcare environment. Individualized care was defined in terms of nurses' perceptions of the support of patient individuality through nursing activities and individuality in care provided. The researchers through this study tested the hypothesis that individualized care correlates with certain aspects of the professional practice environment. The participants were registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse managers (n = 207, response rate 59 %) working in in-patient wards of three acute hospitals in 2008. This exploratory correlational study was conducted in Finland. The data were collected using two validated instruments, the Individualized Care Scale (ICS-Nurse) and the Revised Professional Practice Environment Scale (RPPE). The data were analysed based on descriptive and inferential statistics. Nurses perceived that they supported patient individuality well based on the scores and they regarded the care provided was individualized. Nurses' perceptions about the support of individuality and views on individuality of care provided were associated with handling conflict, work motivation, control over practice, leadership and autonomy, relationships with physicians and cultural sensitivity. No statistically significant associations between support of individuality and teamwork or communication about patients were found. The findings supported the hypothesis that individualized care and professional practice environment are positively associated. Identifying these various aspects of professional practice environment may help nurses to develop their working environment and social aspects and thereby enhance individuality of care. The results can be used in focussing future research into the specific environment factors in health care organisations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:31:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:31:24Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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