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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/291029
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Direct Care RN Perceptions of the Healthy Work Environment
Author(s):
Longo, M. Anne
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Omicron
Author Details:
M. Anne Longo, PhD, MBA, RN-BC, NEA-BC, Anne.Longo@cchmc.org
Abstract:

Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013

The purpose of the qualitative mixed method study was to understand the perceptions of direct care registered nurses (RNs) regarding their work environment. Patricia Benner (1984) applied the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition (1980) to describe and interpret skill acquisition and clinical judgment in nursing practice. Benner’s operational definitions for the five levels of her Novice to Expert Practice Model were used by the study participants to self-identify their level of practice. Action research (AR) using Cooperrider’s Model of Appreciative Inquiry guided the researcher in understanding the study participants’ perception of The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) (2005) six standards of the healthy work environment (HWE) within their own work setting. An additional aim was to determine if the clinical manager’s perception of their direct reports was the same as the RN.  The theoretical drive of the study was inductive and qualitative. The qualitative method focused on understanding the perceptions the direct care RNs had of their work environment through the use of focus groups, including observation and field notes taken by the researcher. The role of the reported quantitative statistics was to enhance the description of the healthy work environment as noted by the study participants.  Out of a possible one hundred thirty seven study participants between the two study units, sixty seven direct care RNs participated. The study site was two medical/surgical units in a large Midwestern pediatric hospital. The study findings are being used by the study units’ clinical managers as the basis for implementing the Hersey and Blanchard (1972) Situational Leadership Model. The clinical managers work with their direct reports depending upon the RNs level of practice and the details of the task to be performed.
Keywords:
Practice; Communication; Leadership
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDirect Care RN Perceptions of the Healthy Work Environmenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorLongo, M. Anneen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Omicronen_GB
dc.author.detailsM. Anne Longo, PhD, MBA, RN-BC, NEA-BC, Anne.Longo@cchmc.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/291029-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>The purpose of the qualitative mixed method study was to understand the perceptions of direct care registered nurses (RNs) regarding their work environment. Patricia Benner (1984) applied the Dreyfus Model of Skill Acquisition (1980) to describe and interpret skill acquisition and clinical judgment in nursing practice. Benner&rsquo;s operational definitions for the five levels of her Novice to Expert Practice Model were used by the study participants to self-identify their level of practice. Action research (AR) using Cooperrider&rsquo;s Model of Appreciative Inquiry guided the researcher in understanding the study participants&rsquo; perception of The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) (2005) six standards of the healthy work environment (HWE) within their own work setting. An additional aim was to determine if the clinical manager&rsquo;s perception of their direct reports was the same as the RN.&nbsp; The theoretical drive of the study was inductive and qualitative. The qualitative method focused on understanding the perceptions the direct care RNs had of their work environment through the use of focus groups, including observation and field notes taken by the researcher. The role of the reported quantitative statistics was to enhance the description of the healthy work environment as noted by the study participants.&nbsp; Out of a possible one hundred thirty seven study participants between the two study units, sixty seven direct care RNs participated. The study site was two medical/surgical units in a large Midwestern pediatric hospital. The study findings are&nbsp;being used by the study units&rsquo; clinical managers as the basis for implementing the Hersey and Blanchard (1972) Situational Leadership Model. The clinical managers work with their direct reports depending upon the RNs level of practice and the details of the task to be performed.en_GB
dc.subjectPracticeen_GB
dc.subjectCommunicationen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:27:06Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:27:06Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
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