The Nurse Practitioner Role in Taiwan: A Qualitative Comparison Between Nurse Practitioners' and Nurse Administrators' Perceptions

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304332
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Nurse Practitioner Role in Taiwan: A Qualitative Comparison Between Nurse Practitioners' and Nurse Administrators' Perceptions
Author(s):
Hu, Chuan-Yu; Chen, Mei-Hsing; Liu, Yi
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Zeta
Author Details:
Chuan-Yu Hu, MSN, NP, chuanchuan19@gmail.com; Mei-Hsing Chen, MSN, RN; Yi Liu, PhD, RN;
Abstract:

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

Purpose: In Taiwan the licensure system for nurse practitioners (NPs) did not start until 2007. The development of NP role is still not mature. The expectations of nurse administrators and NPs on NP's advanced practice nursing role are often different. The aim of this study was to investigate the similar and different perceptions between NPs and nurse administrators regarding the advanced practice role.

Methods: Three NP focus group interviews were conducted in southern Taiwan. Each group was consisted of 4-6 NPs. A total of 16 NPs participated. Another focus group was conducted with 6 nursing administrators from three hospitals. The interview for each group lasted about 2 hours. The audio recording was transcribe and analyzed using thematic analysis.

Results: The qualitative analysis revealed two main themes:(a) ideal and reality and (b) collaborator or outsider. Similarities and differences were compared consistently across both themes.

Conclusion: The findings highlight the need to enhance the communication between NPs and nurse administrators. An organizational culture that supports NP’s advanced nursing roles should be established. Nurse administrators should negotiate with physicians regarding the different expectations of NP’s roles so that NPs would not be overburdened by the demands from both sides. NPs should reexamine their nursing identity and develop better communication skills for negotiating about the workload or work contents.

Keywords:
nurse practitioner; qualitative comparison; nurse administrator
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.titleThe Nurse Practitioner Role in Taiwan: A Qualitative Comparison Between Nurse Practitioners' and Nurse Administrators' Perceptionsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHu, Chuan-Yuen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChen, Mei-Hsingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Yien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentZetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsChuan-Yu Hu, MSN, NP, chuanchuan19@gmail.com; Mei-Hsing Chen, MSN, RN; Yi Liu, PhD, RN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304332-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> In Taiwan the licensure system for nurse practitioners (NPs) did not start until 2007. The development of NP role is still not mature. The expectations of nurse administrators and NPs on NP's advanced practice nursing role are often different. The aim of this study was to investigate the similar and different perceptions between NPs and nurse administrators regarding the advanced practice role. <p><b>Methods: </b> Three NP focus group interviews were conducted in southern Taiwan. Each group was consisted of 4-6 NPs. A total of 16 NPs participated. Another focus group was conducted with 6 nursing administrators from three hospitals. The interview for each group lasted about 2 hours. The audio recording was transcribe and analyzed using thematic analysis. <p><b>Results: </b>The qualitative analysis revealed two main themes:(a) ideal and reality and (b) collaborator or outsider. Similarities and differences were compared consistently across both themes. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The findings highlight the need to enhance the communication between NPs and nurse administrators. An organizational culture that supports NP’s advanced nursing roles should be established. Nurse administrators should negotiate with physicians regarding the different expectations of NP’s roles so that NPs would not be overburdened by the demands from both sides. NPs should reexamine their nursing identity and develop better communication skills for negotiating about the workload or work contents.en_GB
dc.subjectnurse practitioneren_GB
dc.subjectqualitative comparisonen_GB
dc.subjectnurse administratoren_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:45Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:45Z-
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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