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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182112
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Healthy Work Environment as Perceived by Nurses in a Rural Setting
Author(s):
Blosky, Mary Ann
Author Details:
Mary Ann Blosky, MS, MHA, RN, Project Manager, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA, email: mblosky@geisinger.edu
Abstract:
Podium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Unhealthy work environments are associated with stress and conflict among healthcare workers, but more importantly, contribute to avoidable mistakes, ineffective delivery of care, and nursing shortages. While a core set of problems may be common across diverse work settings, specific issues are influenced by the organization's unique culture, workforce, and geographic location. Many studies regarding nurses work environments are derived by using quantitative measures. This study was conducted to examine nurses' perceptions of their workplace using a qualitative approach. Following approval by the institutions IRB, all RNs, LPNs, and nursing assistants employed by one hospital were invited to participate in a descriptive study. The survey, developed by a RN study team employed at the study site, included 8-open ended questions about prevalent topics for nurses at this facility. Data was collected from 120 participants over a 2-week period. Responses were analyzed by 4 groups of nurses on the study team using qualitative methods; the results were refined until the larger study team reached agreement on the underlying meanings. In this study, workplace quality appears to be shaped by three factors: self, co-workers, and leadership. Participants described the characteristics of supportive and unsupportive settings. The responses also conveyed varying tones of empowerment, apathy or frustration .A model is presented to illustrate these factors. The activity of data collection served to raise nurses awareness and stimulate ongoing discussions. Several unit-based projects are underway to strengthen specific work environments. Plans are underway for follow-up studies with other nurses across this system.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealthy Work Environment as Perceived by Nurses in a Rural Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBlosky, Mary Annen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Ann Blosky, MS, MHA, RN, Project Manager, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA, email: mblosky@geisinger.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182112-
dc.description.abstractPodium presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Unhealthy work environments are associated with stress and conflict among healthcare workers, but more importantly, contribute to avoidable mistakes, ineffective delivery of care, and nursing shortages. While a core set of problems may be common across diverse work settings, specific issues are influenced by the organization's unique culture, workforce, and geographic location. Many studies regarding nurses work environments are derived by using quantitative measures. This study was conducted to examine nurses' perceptions of their workplace using a qualitative approach. Following approval by the institutions IRB, all RNs, LPNs, and nursing assistants employed by one hospital were invited to participate in a descriptive study. The survey, developed by a RN study team employed at the study site, included 8-open ended questions about prevalent topics for nurses at this facility. Data was collected from 120 participants over a 2-week period. Responses were analyzed by 4 groups of nurses on the study team using qualitative methods; the results were refined until the larger study team reached agreement on the underlying meanings. In this study, workplace quality appears to be shaped by three factors: self, co-workers, and leadership. Participants described the characteristics of supportive and unsupportive settings. The responses also conveyed varying tones of empowerment, apathy or frustration .A model is presented to illustrate these factors. The activity of data collection served to raise nurses awareness and stimulate ongoing discussions. Several unit-based projects are underway to strengthen specific work environments. Plans are underway for follow-up studies with other nurses across this system.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:09:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:09:38Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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