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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243247
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
RN-to-RN Peer Review on Clinical Units
Author(s):
Pfeiffer, Judith A.; Deetz, Jill; Berry, Elise L.; Wickline, Mary A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Pfeiffer, Judith A., PhD, RN, jpfeiffer@ucsd.edu; Deetz, Jill, BSN; Berry, Elise L., MA; Wickline, Mary A., MLIS, MEd;
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to measure informal RN-to-RN peer review defined as collegial communication about the quality of nursing care at the work-unit level. In multiple studies, the top-ranked factor related to quality of nursing care is working with other nurses who are clinically competent. Nurses experience psychological or moral distress when they do not feel competent or when colleagues’ nursing practice is perceived as suboptimal.

Methods: We used a survey design with cluster sampling of 28 hospital and ambulatory care units (n = 541 respondents). We modified Hughes’s Peer Group Caring Interaction Scale and collected qualitative data through open-ended questions and comment boxes. A chi-squared test was used to compare responses against nurse characteristics.

Results: Results were compared with existing patient safety and satisfaction data. There were no correlation with patient safety or patient satisfaction.  Misunderstandings about the meaning of peer review were evident.  Open-ended comments revealed barriers to peer review: fear of retribution, language barriers and lack of professionalism.

Conclusion: Nurses need clarification of peer review.  Issues with common language in a professional environment need to be addressed.  Nurses can learn collaboration from each other's cultures.

Keywords:
quality of nursing care; communication; peer review
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleRN-to-RN Peer Review on Clinical Unitsen
dc.contributor.authorPfeiffer, Judith A.en
dc.contributor.authorDeetz, Jillen
dc.contributor.authorBerry, Elise L.en
dc.contributor.authorWickline, Mary A.en
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen
dc.author.detailsPfeiffer, Judith A., PhD, RN, jpfeiffer@ucsd.edu; Deetz, Jill, BSN; Berry, Elise L., MA; Wickline, Mary A., MLIS, MEd;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243247-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> The purpose of this study was to measure informal RN-to-RN peer review defined as collegial communication about the quality of nursing care at the work-unit level. In multiple studies, the top-ranked factor related to quality of nursing care is working with other nurses who are clinically competent. Nurses experience psychological or moral distress when they do not feel competent or when colleagues&rsquo; nursing practice is perceived as suboptimal. <p><b>Methods: </b> We used a survey design with cluster sampling of 28 hospital and ambulatory care units (n = 541 respondents). We modified Hughes&rsquo;s Peer Group Caring Interaction Scale and collected qualitative data through open-ended questions and comment boxes. A chi-squared test was used to compare responses against nurse characteristics. <p><b>Results: </b> Results were compared with existing patient safety and satisfaction data. There were no correlation with patient safety or patient satisfaction.&nbsp; Misunderstandings about the meaning of peer review were evident.&nbsp; Open-ended comments revealed barriers to peer review: fear of retribution, language barriers and lack of professionalism. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> Nurses need clarification of peer review.&nbsp; Issues with common language in a professional environment need to be addressed.&nbsp; Nurses can learn collaboration from each other's cultures.en
dc.subjectquality of nursing careen
dc.subjectcommunicationen
dc.subjectpeer reviewen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:19:34Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:19:34Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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