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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/183099
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Comparison of Pediatric Oncology Nurses' Symptom Management by Magnet Status
Author(s):
Rheingans, Jennifer
Author Details:
Jennifer Rheingans, PhD, RN, CPON, AHN-BC, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Sarasota, FL, email: jennifer-rheingans@smh.com
Abstract:
Purpose: Magnet hospitals contend improved nursing and patient outcomes. There is little research examining the actual (vs. theoretical) nursing management of pediatric oncology patients' symptoms. A national survey was conducted to examine symptom management by pediatric oncology nurses. The purpose of this poster is to describe the secondary analysis comparing the difference between pediatric oncology nurses' management of patients symptoms by Magnet status.

Method: One thousand members of the Association for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) were mailed the Nurses Distress and Interventions for Symptoms Survey (NDISS), the Measure of Job Satisfaction (MJS) and a demographics form. The demographics form included personal characteristics as well as practice environment questions (including institutional Magnet status). Secondary analysis was completed using ANOVA to compare respondents Magnet status with variables from the NDISS (presence of symptoms, nurses' distress from symptoms, nursing interventions used to treat symptoms, perceived effectiveness of nursing interventions) and MJS (job satisfaction).

Findings: 526 nurses responded to the survey (response rate = 53%). There were significant differences between respondents based on Magnet status for the following variables: practice characteristics (practice location, practice setting, nursing degree, and certification), nursing interventions (emotional support and prayer), and job satisfaction (Satisfaction with Training and Standards of Care subscales).

Discussion: Some practice characteristics of pediatric oncology nurses vary according to Magnet status. Yet surprisingly, there were no significant differences in the majority of ways that pediatric oncology nurses manage patients' most distressing symptoms. As patients were not directly assessed in this study, it is unclear whether Magnet status has an impact on the patient's experience of symptom management.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComparison of Pediatric Oncology Nurses' Symptom Management by Magnet Statusen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRheingans, Jenniferen_US
dc.author.detailsJennifer Rheingans, PhD, RN, CPON, AHN-BC, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Sarasota, FL, email: jennifer-rheingans@smh.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/183099-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Magnet hospitals contend improved nursing and patient outcomes. There is little research examining the actual (vs. theoretical) nursing management of pediatric oncology patients' symptoms. A national survey was conducted to examine symptom management by pediatric oncology nurses. The purpose of this poster is to describe the secondary analysis comparing the difference between pediatric oncology nurses' management of patients symptoms by Magnet status.<br/><br/>Method: One thousand members of the Association for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) were mailed the Nurses Distress and Interventions for Symptoms Survey (NDISS), the Measure of Job Satisfaction (MJS) and a demographics form. The demographics form included personal characteristics as well as practice environment questions (including institutional Magnet status). Secondary analysis was completed using ANOVA to compare respondents Magnet status with variables from the NDISS (presence of symptoms, nurses' distress from symptoms, nursing interventions used to treat symptoms, perceived effectiveness of nursing interventions) and MJS (job satisfaction). <br/><br/>Findings: 526 nurses responded to the survey (response rate = 53%). There were significant differences between respondents based on Magnet status for the following variables: practice characteristics (practice location, practice setting, nursing degree, and certification), nursing interventions (emotional support and prayer), and job satisfaction (Satisfaction with Training and Standards of Care subscales). <br/><br/>Discussion: Some practice characteristics of pediatric oncology nurses vary according to Magnet status. Yet surprisingly, there were no significant differences in the majority of ways that pediatric oncology nurses manage patients' most distressing symptoms. As patients were not directly assessed in this study, it is unclear whether Magnet status has an impact on the patient's experience of symptom management.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T16:14:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T16:14:30Z-
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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