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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182953
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Phenomenon of Nurse Autonomy: A Collaborative Research Project
Author(s):
McCarthy, Deena; Stolzenberger, Kathy; Winter, Patty
Author Details:
Deena McCarthy, BSN, RN, C, Middlesex Hospital, Home Care Dept, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, email: Deena_McCarthy@midhosp.org; Kathy Stolzenberger, PhD, RN; Patty Winter, BSN, RNC
Abstract:
Paper Presentation: Autonomy is a valued attribute of professional nursing practice that is evident as a force of magnetism in ANCC magnet hospital environments. Until recently, autonomy was scored as a major subconcept of the Revised Nursing Work Index Survey (NWI-R), the predominant instrument used in research studies of magnet hospitals (Aiken, 2000). However, new psychometric developments suggest that the NWI-R might be measuring other elements of the professional work climate other than autonomy (Kramer and Schmalenberg, 2003, Lake, 2002). Findings at one Southern New England magnet hospital that has conducted three NWI surveys between 2000 and 2004 to evaluate progress in strengthening the professional nursing work environment lend support to these developments. While aggregate scores continued to increase, scores on the autonomy subscale decreased in 2002 and again in 2004. Nurse leaders sought a clearer understanding of the meaning of autonomy from the perspective of staff nurses who had completed the surveys. To conduct the study, the Nursing Research Council partnered with nurse researchers from a major university in the state. Designed as a collaborative academic-clinical research project, the study used focus group methods to explore the phenomenon of autonomy. Focus group method provided the richness of participant driven results while facilitating involvement of large numbers of staff nurses. Results suggest that autonomy is a much broader concept than independence. Nurse leaders are integrating study findings to further improve the practice climate. As added benefits, the partnership approach tightened academic-clinical relationships and contributed significantly to developing the research knowledge and skills of staff nurses on the NRC. References: Aiken, L.H. & Patrician, P.(2000). Measuring organizational traits of hospitals: The Revised Nursing Work Index. Nursing Research, 49, 146-153. Kramer, M. & Schmalenberg, C. (2003).Magnet hospital nurses describe control over practice. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 25, 434-452. Lake, E. T. (2002). Development of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index. Research in Nursing and Health, 25, 176-188.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
Description:
10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Phenomenon of Nurse Autonomy: A Collaborative Research Projecten_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Deenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorStolzenberger, Kathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorWinter, Pattyen_US
dc.author.detailsDeena McCarthy, BSN, RN, C, Middlesex Hospital, Home Care Dept, Middletown, Connecticut, USA, email: Deena_McCarthy@midhosp.org; Kathy Stolzenberger, PhD, RN; Patty Winter, BSN, RNCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182953-
dc.description.abstractPaper Presentation: Autonomy is a valued attribute of professional nursing practice that is evident as a force of magnetism in ANCC magnet hospital environments. Until recently, autonomy was scored as a major subconcept of the Revised Nursing Work Index Survey (NWI-R), the predominant instrument used in research studies of magnet hospitals (Aiken, 2000). However, new psychometric developments suggest that the NWI-R might be measuring other elements of the professional work climate other than autonomy (Kramer and Schmalenberg, 2003, Lake, 2002). Findings at one Southern New England magnet hospital that has conducted three NWI surveys between 2000 and 2004 to evaluate progress in strengthening the professional nursing work environment lend support to these developments. While aggregate scores continued to increase, scores on the autonomy subscale decreased in 2002 and again in 2004. Nurse leaders sought a clearer understanding of the meaning of autonomy from the perspective of staff nurses who had completed the surveys. To conduct the study, the Nursing Research Council partnered with nurse researchers from a major university in the state. Designed as a collaborative academic-clinical research project, the study used focus group methods to explore the phenomenon of autonomy. Focus group method provided the richness of participant driven results while facilitating involvement of large numbers of staff nurses. Results suggest that autonomy is a much broader concept than independence. Nurse leaders are integrating study findings to further improve the practice climate. As added benefits, the partnership approach tightened academic-clinical relationships and contributed significantly to developing the research knowledge and skills of staff nurses on the NRC. References: Aiken, L.H. & Patrician, P.(2000). Measuring organizational traits of hospitals: The Revised Nursing Work Index. Nursing Research, 49, 146-153. Kramer, M. & Schmalenberg, C. (2003).Magnet hospital nurses describe control over practice. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 25, 434-452. Lake, E. T. (2002). Development of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index. Research in Nursing and Health, 25, 176-188.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:47:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:47:41Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description10th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 4-6 October, 2006 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, 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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