Problems Experienced By Newly Recruited Nurses in Japan: Results of Longitudinal Focus-Group Interviews with Nurses who had been Working for Three Months

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304254
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Problems Experienced By Newly Recruited Nurses in Japan: Results of Longitudinal Focus-Group Interviews with Nurses who had been Working for Three Months
Author(s):
Kobayashi, Hisako; Matsui, Sachiko; Watanabe, Kiyoe; Miyata, Kaori
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Hisako Kobayashi, RN, MSN, h-kobayashi@ns-u.aino.ac.jp; Sachiko Matsui, RN, MSN; Kiyoe Watanabe, RN; Kaori Miyata, RN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: The purpose of the present study involving newly recruited nurses was to examine their problems and help them improve self-understanding; people who had been working as nurses for three months underwent group work sessions in small groups.

Methods: Seven nurses underwent 45-minute focus-group interviews twice a month (five times in total). The interviews were conducted with the approval of the research ethics committees of the medical institutions for which the nurses worked, and the interviews were analyzed using the grounded theory method.

Results: The analysis results were grouped into the following four categories: 1) “A sense of isolation” consisted of [skepticism over the culture on the ward] and [psychological strain resulting from relationships on the ward]; 2) “Signs that they have adapted themselves to the workplace” included [development of a sense of fellowship] and [comfort of having been accepted]; 3) “Their values not respected in the workplace”, consisting of [a decrease in motivation to work] and [their interest shifted to their own private lives], was due to the fact that few co-workers encouraged newly recruited nurses and they were disappointed with their mentors who mentioned about their personalities and backgrounds while teaching;

and 4) “An increase in self-awareness as nurses”, which was further grouped into three subcategories: [self-evaluation with a feeling of self-condemnation], which is attributed to their interest directed toward their own inner aspect, [consideration of the real situation in which they currently are], and [finding hope in work], which is associated with their reasons for devotion to work and hardships related to it.

Conclusion: These results suggest that, although most nurses first felt isolated in the workplace, they gradually recognized that they had been accepted by co-workers and developed a sense of fellowship with them, which improved their self-awareness as nurses.

Keywords:
newly recruited nurses; focus-group; problems experienced
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:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleProblems Experienced By Newly Recruited Nurses in Japan: Results of Longitudinal Focus-Group Interviews with Nurses who had been Working for Three Monthsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKobayashi, Hisakoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMatsui, Sachikoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWatanabe, Kiyoeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMiyata, Kaorien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsHisako Kobayashi, RN, MSN, h-kobayashi@ns-u.aino.ac.jp; Sachiko Matsui, RN, MSN; Kiyoe Watanabe, RN; Kaori Miyata, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304254-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of the present study involving newly recruited nurses was to examine their problems and help them improve self-understanding; people who had been working as nurses for three months underwent group work sessions in small groups. <p><b>Methods: </b>Seven nurses underwent 45-minute focus-group interviews twice a month (five times in total). The interviews were conducted with the approval of the research ethics committees of the medical institutions for which the nurses worked, and the interviews were analyzed using the grounded theory method. <p><b>Results: </b>The analysis results were grouped into the following four categories: 1) “A sense of isolation” consisted of [skepticism over the culture on the ward] and [psychological strain resulting from relationships on the ward]; 2) “Signs that they have adapted themselves to the workplace” included [development of a sense of fellowship] and [comfort of having been accepted]; 3) “Their values not respected in the workplace”, consisting of [a decrease in motivation to work] and [their interest shifted to their own private lives], was due to the fact that few co-workers encouraged newly recruited nurses and they were disappointed with their mentors who mentioned about their personalities and backgrounds while teaching; <p align="left">and 4) “An increase in self-awareness as nurses”, which was further grouped into three subcategories: [self-evaluation with a feeling of self-condemnation], which is attributed to their interest directed toward their own inner aspect, [consideration of the real situation in which they currently are], and [finding hope in work], which is associated with their reasons for devotion to work and hardships related to it. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>These results suggest that, although most nurses first felt isolated in the workplace, they gradually recognized that they had been accepted by co-workers and developed a sense of fellowship with them, which improved their self-awareness as nurses.en_GB
dc.subjectnewly recruited nursesen_GB
dc.subjectfocus-groupen_GB
dc.subjectproblems experienceden_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:10Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:10Z-
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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