Using the Focus Group and Delphi Methods to Explore the Scope of Practice of Nurse Assistants and Its Impact on Nursing Care Models in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304086
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Using the Focus Group and Delphi Methods to Explore the Scope of Practice of Nurse Assistants and Its Impact on Nursing Care Models in Taiwan
Author(s):
Tsai, Su-Hua; Chen, Yao-Mei
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Su-Hua Tsai, RN, BS, 830266@ms.kmuh.org.tw; Yao-Mei Chen, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose:

The aims of this study are (1) to establish a preliminary scope of practice for nurse assistants and (2) to collect insights of possible impact on the current nursing care models in Taiwan, through two qualitative strategies, i.e., the focus groups from clinical nurses and the Delphi methods from nursing experts.

Methods:

This study adopts a qualitative research design. The first stage is to invite 5-10 clinical nurses for interview using focus groups. The second is to build up consensus from 10-20 nursing experts using Delphi methods. Participants will be recruited from two hospitals in southern Taiwan. A semi-structured questionnaire will guide the interviews in the focus groups until the data are saturated. Through content analyses, the results from focus groups will then be formulated to collect the viewpoints from nursing experts until a consensus is reached.

Results:

The study is currently under investigation and is expected to be completed in three months. By then, we will be able to develop a preliminary scope of practice of nurse assistants that fits to the needs of clinical nursing practice and the consensus of nursing experts from nursing administration and nursing education.

Conclusion:

The increased nurses’ workloads and workplace conflicts as well as the high nurse turnover and job vacancies have compromised healthcare quality, professional development, patient safety, and personnel morale. The Department of Health in Taiwan has claimed to “reform nursing” in 2012; One strategy is to establish nursing skill-mixed model. Yet, no standard scope of practice, so far, has been installed for nurse assistants. The results will be suggested nursing care models with skill-mixed by registered nurses and nurse assistants may emerge through the process.

Keywords:
nursing staff roles function mode; nurse assistants; nursing care workers
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUsing the Focus Group and Delphi Methods to Explore the Scope of Practice of Nurse Assistants and Its Impact on Nursing Care Models in Taiwanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Su-Huaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChen, Yao-Meien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsSu-Hua Tsai, RN, BS, 830266@ms.kmuh.org.tw; Yao-Mei Chen, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304086-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>The aims of this study are (1) to establish a preliminary scope of practice for nurse assistants and (2) to collect insights of possible impact on the current nursing care models in Taiwan, through two qualitative strategies, i.e., the focus groups from clinical nurses and the Delphi methods from nursing experts. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>This study adopts a qualitative research design. The first stage is to invite 5-10 clinical nurses for interview using focus groups. The second is to build up consensus from 10-20 nursing experts using Delphi methods. Participants will be recruited from two hospitals in southern Taiwan. A semi-structured questionnaire will guide the interviews in the focus groups until the data are saturated. Through content analyses, the results from focus groups will then be formulated to collect the viewpoints from nursing experts until a consensus is reached. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The study is currently under investigation and is expected to be completed in three months. By then, we will be able to develop a preliminary scope of practice of nurse assistants that fits to the needs of clinical nursing practice and the consensus of nursing experts from nursing administration and nursing education. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The increased nurses’ workloads and workplace conflicts as well as the high nurse turnover and job vacancies have compromised healthcare quality, professional development, patient safety, and personnel morale. The Department of Health in Taiwan has claimed to “reform nursing” in 2012; One strategy is to establish nursing skill-mixed model. Yet, no standard scope of practice, so far, has been installed for nurse assistants. The results will be suggested nursing care models with skill-mixed by registered nurses and nurse assistants may emerge through the process.en_GB
dc.subjectnursing staff roles function modeen_GB
dc.subjectnurse assistantsen_GB
dc.subjectnursing care workersen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:53Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:53Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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