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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183049
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Choosing a Nurse Theorist for Magnet: Creative Approaches for Nurse Staff Involvement
Author(s):
Blanco, Patricia; Lindgren, Carolyn L.
Author Details:
Patricia Blanco, RN, MPH, FACHE, Doctors Hospital, Coral Gables, FL, email: PBlanco@baptisthealth.net; Carolyn L. Lindgren, PhD, RN
Abstract:
Introduction:
Involvement of all the nurses in quality care worthy of Magnet status is a must. A beginning step of the Magnet process is identifying a nursing theory that characterizes the care of the facility. In preparation for Magnet application, three hospitals within a health care network in South Florida, undertook a multi media approach to involve their nursing staff in choosing a nurse theorist. This approach was congruent with learning styles of the nursing staff and their level of comfort with technology.
Purpose:
The purpose was to create opportunities for nursing staff to become well informed about the three nurse theorists under consideration and choose a theorist for their particular hospital. To ensure a maximum number of nurses would be engaged in the selection process, various instructional methods were utilized.
Methods:
The project had four steps. First, the three Chief Nursing Officers of the hospitals chose the three nursing theories from which the nurses would choose. The three theories were: Kathryn Kolcaba's Comfort Theory, Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory, and Jean Watson's Philosophy and Science of Caring. Secondly, multiple copies of one page handouts of each theory were distributed to all the clinical units. Thirdly, live classroom presentations of each theory were conducted at each hospital at times convenient for day and night nurses. Fourthly, three minute video clips explaining each theory were made and distributed via the hospitals' intranet networks for nurses to review at their leisure. Voting was conducted by paper ballot and internet accessed ballots.
Findings:
The response of the nurses was very enthusiastic. At one hospital with a staff of approximately 275 nurses, the live presentation was attended by 33 nurses and there were 162 viewings of the videos. More than 200 nurses were personally given the handouts. Results of the voting will be provided.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference
Conference Host:
University of South Florida College of Nursing; Magnet Hospitals of Florida; Sigma Theta Tau International; Florida Organization of Nurse Executives
Conference Location:
Kissimmee, Florida
Description:
6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChoosing a Nurse Theorist for Magnet: Creative Approaches for Nurse Staff Involvementen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBlanco, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLindgren, Carolyn L.en_US
dc.author.detailsPatricia Blanco, RN, MPH, FACHE, Doctors Hospital, Coral Gables, FL, email: PBlanco@baptisthealth.net; Carolyn L. Lindgren, PhD, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183049-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction:<br/>Involvement of all the nurses in quality care worthy of Magnet status is a must. A beginning step of the Magnet process is identifying a nursing theory that characterizes the care of the facility. In preparation for Magnet application, three hospitals within a health care network in South Florida, undertook a multi media approach to involve their nursing staff in choosing a nurse theorist. This approach was congruent with learning styles of the nursing staff and their level of comfort with technology. <br/>Purpose: <br/>The purpose was to create opportunities for nursing staff to become well informed about the three nurse theorists under consideration and choose a theorist for their particular hospital. To ensure a maximum number of nurses would be engaged in the selection process, various instructional methods were utilized. <br/>Methods: <br/>The project had four steps. First, the three Chief Nursing Officers of the hospitals chose the three nursing theories from which the nurses would choose. The three theories were: Kathryn Kolcaba's Comfort Theory, Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory, and Jean Watson's Philosophy and Science of Caring. Secondly, multiple copies of one page handouts of each theory were distributed to all the clinical units. Thirdly, live classroom presentations of each theory were conducted at each hospital at times convenient for day and night nurses. Fourthly, three minute video clips explaining each theory were made and distributed via the hospitals' intranet networks for nurses to review at their leisure. Voting was conducted by paper ballot and internet accessed ballots. <br/>Findings:<br/>The response of the nurses was very enthusiastic. At one hospital with a staff of approximately 275 nurses, the live presentation was attended by 33 nurses and there were 162 viewings of the videos. More than 200 nurses were personally given the handouts. Results of the voting will be provided.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:12:23Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:12:23Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostUniversity of South Florida College of Nursingen_US
dc.conference.hostMagnet Hospitals of Floridaen_US
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_US
dc.conference.hostFlorida Organization of Nurse Executivesen_US
dc.conference.locationKissimmee, Floridaen_US
dc.description6th Annual Florida Magnet Research Conference � Theme: Research at the Point of Care. Held 12-13 February 2009 at Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida, 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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