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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183094
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of a Serenity Room on Staff Caring Ability
Author(s):
Owens, Brenda; Crews, Ursula P.; Pesata, Virginia; Beasley, Mary D.; Mullens, Christina; Lasseter, Nancy
Author Details:
Brenda Owens, BSN, RN, Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, email: pesatv@shands.ufl.edu; Ursula P. Crews, BSN, RN; Virgina Pesata, MSN, ARNP, PNP, BC; Mary D. Beasley, BSN, RN, NEA, BC; Christina Mullens, BS; Nancy Lasseter, Ed.S., LMHC
Abstract:
PURPOSE:
The purpose of the study is to assess the staff's caring ability before and after the Serenity Room was opened. The Caring Efficacy Scale was used to measure the staffÆs caring ability.

METHODS:
The Serenity Room was opened February 11, 2008 after obtaining IRB approval. In a 660 bed Academic Medical Center, a conference room was converted to a place of relaxation and tranquility. The survey was distributed to the units closest to the room, by mail, one month before opening and one month after usage. There were approximately 40 participants in the study.

FINDINGS:
The Caring Efficacy Scale showed no significant change in the two surveys. This tool may not have been effective for measurement in this population. Evaluations and usage of the room (over 2000 since opening) were a better measure. Evaluations showed significant impact on staff sense of value and increased ability to care for patients. Out of 87 evaluations of the room 75 stated that time in the room was considered valuable as "excellent", and 72 stated increased ability to care for patients as "excellent".

DISCUSSION:
The concept of the Serenity Room was born out of the recognition that nurses and other patient care staff in acute and critical care settings were dealing with high levels of stress that affected their ability to care for the patients. Some of the symptoms that were observed in the staff had already been researched and is known as "Compassion Fatigue". These symptoms include, but are limited to: diminished concentration, headaches, feelings of powerlessness, anxiety, sleep disturbances, anger, and loss of purpose. Further research should be conducted to find effective strategies to decrease these symptoms to affect staffs' ability to care for patients, improve job satisfaction, sense of worth and connection with mankind and impact patient care quality.
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.titleThe Effect of a Serenity Room on Staff Caring Abilityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOwens, Brendaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCrews, Ursula P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPesata, Virginiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBeasley, Mary D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMullens, Christinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLasseter, Nancyen_US
dc.author.detailsBrenda Owens, BSN, RN, Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, email: pesatv@shands.ufl.edu; Ursula P. Crews, BSN, RN; Virgina Pesata, MSN, ARNP, PNP, BC; Mary D. Beasley, BSN, RN, NEA, BC; Christina Mullens, BS; Nancy Lasseter, Ed.S., LMHCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183094-
dc.description.abstractPURPOSE:<br/>The purpose of the study is to assess the staff's caring ability before and after the Serenity Room was opened. The Caring Efficacy Scale was used to measure the staff&AElig;s caring ability.<br/><br/>METHODS:<br/>The Serenity Room was opened February 11, 2008 after obtaining IRB approval. In a 660 bed Academic Medical Center, a conference room was converted to a place of relaxation and tranquility. The survey was distributed to the units closest to the room, by mail, one month before opening and one month after usage. There were approximately 40 participants in the study. <br/><br/>FINDINGS:<br/>The Caring Efficacy Scale showed no significant change in the two surveys. This tool may not have been effective for measurement in this population. Evaluations and usage of the room (over 2000 since opening) were a better measure. Evaluations showed significant impact on staff sense of value and increased ability to care for patients. Out of 87 evaluations of the room 75 stated that time in the room was considered valuable as &quot;excellent&quot;, and 72 stated increased ability to care for patients as &quot;excellent&quot;. <br/><br/>DISCUSSION:<br/>The concept of the Serenity Room was born out of the recognition that nurses and other patient care staff in acute and critical care settings were dealing with high levels of stress that affected their ability to care for the patients. Some of the symptoms that were observed in the staff had already been researched and is known as &quot;Compassion Fatigue&quot;. These symptoms include, but are limited to: diminished concentration, headaches, feelings of powerlessness, anxiety, sleep disturbances, anger, and loss of purpose. Further research should be conducted to find effective strategies to decrease these symptoms to affect staffs' ability to care for patients, improve job satisfaction, sense of worth and connection with mankind and impact patient care quality.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:14:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:14:17Z-
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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