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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304207
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Realities of Nursing Turnover: Ecuador, South America
Author(s):
Palmer, Sheri P.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Iota
Author Details:
Sheri P. Palmer, DNP, RN, sheri_palmer@byu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Realities of nursing turnover: Ecuador, South America

Purpose:

Nursing turnover is a challenge internationally. Research shows patient care is compromised due to high turnover among nurses. 'Turnover increases the nurse to patient ratio which negatively affects patient health outcomes.' The overall shortage of nurses globally is a considerable problem and the International Council of Nurses views the retention of nurses as a major factor in this shortage (ICN, 2012). It is imperative to increase the positive work environment to retain nurses; this may be especially true in developing nations.' This paper presents a descriptive study at a large welfare hospital in Ecuador.

Methods:

A survey of 88 nurses from all areas of the hospital was conducted.' Quantitative results were identified from an adapted version of the Nurse Work Index (Aiken, 2010).' Qualitative data was also gathered from open-ended questions.

Results:

Factors identified affecting turnover' were:' not satisfied with pay, not enough nurses to provide care, under appreciation of nursing, unable to advance in work, lack of supervisors, lack of autonomy, 'inflexibility in schedule, and lack of teamwork between physicians and nurses.

Conclusion:

Knowledge of why nurses leave their current positions can help various nursing administrations globally in affecting policy changes, benefits, and pay.' Some of the recommendations for this particular administration in Ecuador were: increase nurses pay according to merit, implement clinical ladders for advancement, and implement clinical protocols to enhance autonomy.' These factors may increase retention among the nursing staff.' Improved quality and safety in patient care will be the ultimate benefit from increased nurse retention.

Keywords:
Retention; Ecuador, South America; Nursing retention
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 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.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleRealities of Nursing Turnover: Ecuador, South Americaen
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Sheri P.en
dc.contributor.departmentIota Iotaen
dc.author.detailsSheri P. Palmer, DNP, RN, sheri_palmer@byu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304207-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Realities of nursing turnover: Ecuador, South America</b><p><b><b>Purpose: </b></b><p>Nursing turnover is a challenge internationally. Research shows patient care is compromised due to high turnover among nurses. 'Turnover increases the nurse to patient ratio which negatively affects patient health outcomes.' The overall shortage of nurses globally is a considerable problem and the International Council of Nurses views the retention of nurses as a major factor in this shortage (ICN, 2012). It is imperative to increase the positive work environment to retain nurses; this may be especially true in developing nations.' This paper presents a descriptive study at a large welfare hospital in Ecuador. <p><b><b>Methods: </b></b><p>A survey of 88 nurses from all areas of the hospital was conducted.' Quantitative results were identified from an adapted version of the Nurse Work Index (Aiken, 2010).' Qualitative data was also gathered from open-ended questions. <p><b><b>Results: </b></b><p>Factors identified affecting turnover' were:' not satisfied with pay, not enough nurses to provide care, under appreciation of nursing, unable to advance in work, lack of supervisors, lack of autonomy, 'inflexibility in schedule, and lack of teamwork between physicians and nurses. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Knowledge of why nurses leave their current positions can help various nursing administrations globally in affecting policy changes, benefits, and pay.' Some of the recommendations for this particular administration in Ecuador were: increase nurses pay according to merit, implement clinical ladders for advancement, and implement clinical protocols to enhance autonomy.' These factors may increase retention among the nursing staff.' Improved quality and safety in patient care will be the ultimate benefit from increased nurse retention.en
dc.subjectRetentionen
dc.subjectEcuador, South Americaen
dc.subjectNursing retentionen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:31:10Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:31:10Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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