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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183082
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
How the 23E Professional Practice Council Saved Christmas
Author(s):
Koontz, Carol
Author Details:
Carol Koontz, RN, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, PA, email: carol.koontz@va.gov
Abstract:
Objective: To provide an opportunity for staff to advocate for patients on an extended care psychiatric unit for a patient driven off ward holiday activity; this population consists of chronic mentally ill patients with multiple psychiatric and physical diagnoses. Expected outcome of the research utilization: Development of a patient/staff "partnering" relationship resulting in improved satisfaction and sense of empowerment for both. Theoretical framework: The research utilization process used in this project was consistent with the CURN Model (Conduct and Utilization of Research in Nursing). Furthermore, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs served as the framework guiding the conceptualization and implementation of this project. Steps and strategies of utilization: When patients asked unit staff to arrange an activity, staff referred request to unit Practice Council for review and feasibility. In turn, council chair referred the request to Clinical Council for assistance in implementation and obtaining approval; assistance obtained, formal request then submitted to Leadership Council (including Program Leader and Associate Director of Nursing) for final input, approval given and final arrangements made for funds and transportation.
Evaluation and outcomes: Qualitative unstructured interviews with nurses and patients revealed the following results. Patients stated, "I've never seen anything like it." "That's amazing!" "Spectacular." Staff commented, "They were all so happy, everyone was singing and laughing." "They all had such a wonderful time, it made me feel really good." "I was surprised at how appropriate everyone was," "We need to plan some other activities." Implications for nursing practice: This demonstrates the positive impact that collaboration and shared governance can have on improving patient and staff satisfaction and encourages staff to continue to pursue autonomy on a unit level.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHow the 23E Professional Practice Council Saved Christmasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKoontz, Carolen_US
dc.author.detailsCarol Koontz, RN, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, PA, email: carol.koontz@va.goven_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183082-
dc.description.abstractObjective: To provide an opportunity for staff to advocate for patients on an extended care psychiatric unit for a patient driven off ward holiday activity; this population consists of chronic mentally ill patients with multiple psychiatric and physical diagnoses. Expected outcome of the research utilization: Development of a patient/staff &quot;partnering&quot; relationship resulting in improved satisfaction and sense of empowerment for both. Theoretical framework: The research utilization process used in this project was consistent with the CURN Model (Conduct and Utilization of Research in Nursing). Furthermore, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs served as the framework guiding the conceptualization and implementation of this project. Steps and strategies of utilization: When patients asked unit staff to arrange an activity, staff referred request to unit Practice Council for review and feasibility. In turn, council chair referred the request to Clinical Council for assistance in implementation and obtaining approval; assistance obtained, formal request then submitted to Leadership Council (including Program Leader and Associate Director of Nursing) for final input, approval given and final arrangements made for funds and transportation.<br/>Evaluation and outcomes: Qualitative unstructured interviews with nurses and patients revealed the following results. Patients stated, &quot;I've never seen anything like it.&quot; &quot;That's amazing!&quot; &quot;Spectacular.&quot; Staff commented, &quot;They were all so happy, everyone was singing and laughing.&quot; &quot;They all had such a wonderful time, it made me feel really good.&quot; &quot;I was surprised at how appropriate everyone was,&quot; &quot;We need to plan some other activities.&quot; Implications for nursing practice: This demonstrates the positive impact that collaboration and shared governance can have on improving patient and staff satisfaction and encourages staff to continue to pursue autonomy on a unit level.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:13:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:13:47Z-
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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