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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160317
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurses Work Assignment and Effective Work Group Functioning
Abstract:
Nurses Work Assignment and Effective Work Group Functioning
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Anthony, Mary, PhD, RN, CS
P.I. Institution Name:Case Western Reserve University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA
Contact Telephone:(216) 368-0462
Co-Authors:Amany A. Abdrbo, MSN, RN, and Amany A. Farag, MSN, RN
Purpose: In light of the nursing shortage; effective work groups may
be a means to achieve quality of care. Study purposes are to describe
which group nurses feel most apart of and whether effective work group
practices (leadership, communication, collaboration, commitment and
professionalism) differ by nurses' assignment patterns.
Theoretical Framework: Work group effectiveness, derived from systems
theory, describes group composition, affects on group processes and
quality of group interactions (Helmreich & Foushee, 1993).
Subjects: Convenience sample of 146 nurses (response rate 54%) working on
medical-surgical units. NursesÆ average age was 38.7 (SD=11.33) years,
with 9.7 (SD=9.33) years of experience. Almost 55% of nurses had a BSN and
68% worked full time.
Method: A descriptive comparative design using survey methodology.
Results: The majority of nurses reported that they feel most apart of
nurses working on their nursing unit (n=100; 69.4%), while 25% (n=36) feel
most apart of nurses working on their shift, and 5.6% feel most apart of
nurses working in the nursing department. More than half of nurses (n=81,
55.9%) reported that they typically work the same shift. Using Chi-square,
differences exist between nurses who work the same shift and those who do
not and their perception of which group they feel most apart of. Comparing
nurses who do and do not work the same shift, there were differences in
their perceptions of unit leadership, group commitment and accuracy of
communications. There were no differences between groups on collaboration,
professionalism, and openness and timeliness of communication.
Conclusion: In this preliminary study, nurses identified primarily with
nurses on their units. The group that nurses feel most apart of and their
work group practices differed by assignment patterns. Understanding the
influence of modifiable factors that characterize effective work groups
may be one way to achieve quality care.
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.titleNurses Work Assignment and Effective Work Group Functioningen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160317-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nurses Work Assignment and Effective Work Group Functioning</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Anthony, Mary, PhD, RN, CS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Case Western Reserve University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44106-4904, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(216) 368-0462</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mxa25@case.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Amany A. Abdrbo, MSN, RN, and Amany A. Farag, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: In light of the nursing shortage; effective work groups may <br/> be a means to achieve quality of care. Study purposes are to describe <br/> which group nurses feel most apart of and whether effective work group <br/> practices (leadership, communication, collaboration, commitment and <br/> professionalism) differ by nurses' assignment patterns. <br/> Theoretical Framework: Work group effectiveness, derived from systems <br/> theory, describes group composition, affects on group processes and <br/> quality of group interactions (Helmreich &amp; Foushee, 1993).<br/> Subjects: Convenience sample of 146 nurses (response rate 54%) working on <br/> medical-surgical units. Nurses&AElig; average age was 38.7 (SD=11.33) years, <br/> with 9.7 (SD=9.33) years of experience. Almost 55% of nurses had a BSN and <br/> 68% worked full time. <br/> Method: A descriptive comparative design using survey methodology. <br/> Results: The majority of nurses reported that they feel most apart of <br/> nurses working on their nursing unit (n=100; 69.4%), while 25% (n=36) feel <br/> most apart of nurses working on their shift, and 5.6% feel most apart of <br/> nurses working in the nursing department. More than half of nurses (n=81, <br/> 55.9%) reported that they typically work the same shift. Using Chi-square, <br/> differences exist between nurses who work the same shift and those who do <br/> not and their perception of which group they feel most apart of. Comparing <br/> nurses who do and do not work the same shift, there were differences in <br/> their perceptions of unit leadership, group commitment and accuracy of <br/> communications. There were no differences between groups on collaboration, <br/> professionalism, and openness and timeliness of communication. <br/> Conclusion: In this preliminary study, nurses identified primarily with <br/> nurses on their units. The group that nurses feel most apart of and their <br/> work group practices differed by assignment patterns. Understanding the <br/> influence of modifiable factors that characterize effective work groups <br/> may be one way to achieve quality care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:49:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:49:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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