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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182655
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
What Happens When Nurses Go Back to Wearing White?
Author(s):
Tolbert, Cathy; Beilstein, Linda
Author Details:
Cathy Tolbert, RN, MSN, CNA, FACHE, St. Joseph Health Center, Warren, Ohio, USA, email: catherine_tolbert@hmis.org; Linda Beilstein, MSN, CRNP, St. Elizabeth Health Center
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: What nurses currently wear is a very hot topic. The literature is replete with documented information showing that wearing the traditional nurse white unifrom has a positive influence (1) while also showing that not wearing the traditional nurse white uniform has a positive influence (2) As a Magnet facility, the image of nursing and professionalism is an important aspect of our work. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of having nurses on an inpatient, medical unit wearing a white scrub uniform on role clarity, role credibility, and satisfaction. In this study a one group pre and post quasi-experimental design is used. Three sources of data on the dependent variables was collected for comparison of impact by the treatment variable. The study examines possible differences of impact of the nurse white scrub on perceptions of patients, the nurses participating in the study, and physicians working with the nurses. The design for this study is a one group pre and post-test format with data being collected before implementation of the treatment variable and at three month post implementation. In addition, more global, qualitative opinions were sought through interviews with patients and nurse focus groups both pre implementation and at three month post implementation. Reference: 1. Rowland, W: Patients perceptions of nurse uniforms. Nurse Standard. Vol. 8, #4. 1994. 2. Sparrow, S., An exploration of the role of nurses' uniform through a period of non-uniform wear on an acute medical ward. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Vol. 16, 116-122. 1991.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhat Happens When Nurses Go Back to Wearing White?en_GB
dc.contributor.authorTolbert, Cathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorBeilstein, Lindaen_US
dc.author.detailsCathy Tolbert, RN, MSN, CNA, FACHE, St. Joseph Health Center, Warren, Ohio, USA, email: catherine_tolbert@hmis.org; Linda Beilstein, MSN, CRNP, St. Elizabeth Health Centeren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182655-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: What nurses currently wear is a very hot topic. The literature is replete with documented information showing that wearing the traditional nurse white unifrom has a positive influence (1) while also showing that not wearing the traditional nurse white uniform has a positive influence (2) As a Magnet facility, the image of nursing and professionalism is an important aspect of our work. The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of having nurses on an inpatient, medical unit wearing a white scrub uniform on role clarity, role credibility, and satisfaction. In this study a one group pre and post quasi-experimental design is used. Three sources of data on the dependent variables was collected for comparison of impact by the treatment variable. The study examines possible differences of impact of the nurse white scrub on perceptions of patients, the nurses participating in the study, and physicians working with the nurses. The design for this study is a one group pre and post-test format with data being collected before implementation of the treatment variable and at three month post implementation. In addition, more global, qualitative opinions were sought through interviews with patients and nurse focus groups both pre implementation and at three month post implementation. Reference: 1. Rowland, W: Patients perceptions of nurse uniforms. Nurse Standard. Vol. 8, #4. 1994. 2. Sparrow, S., An exploration of the role of nurses' uniform through a period of non-uniform wear on an acute medical ward. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Vol. 16, 116-122. 1991.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:34:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:34:02Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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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