The Process of Critical Care Nursing Resilience in Workplace Adversity

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/338421
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Process of Critical Care Nursing Resilience in Workplace Adversity
Author(s):
Jackson, Jennifer Irene
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Gamma (Virtual)
Author Details:
Jennifer Irene Jackson, BScN Honours
Abstract:
Session presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: Nurses who practice in critical care settings can face adversity in their workplace. Critical care nurses are at risk for burnout because of workplace adversity, which stems from a variety of social and environmental factors. Workplace adversity is defined as any stressful, traumatic, or difficult experience in an occupational setting. The factors that create workplace adversity in critical care settings include high patient mortality rates, moral distress regarding ethical decision-making, and the increased use of technology. Factors in the health care system, such as nursing absenteeism, the nursing shortage, and high rates of nursing turnover are also influential in workplace adversity. Literature suggests that nurses are able to be resilient and overcome workplace adversity to achieve positive outcomes. Resilience, the ability to adapt, overcome hardship, and move forward holds promise as a factor that can help nurses thrive despite workplace adversity. The purpose of this study is to conduct a grounded theory investigation of the process of critical care nursing resilience in workplace adversity. The research question will be: what is the process of critical care nursing resilience in workplace adversity? The use of in-depth interviews with critical care nurses will allow the researcher to inductively generate a grounded theory. Strict ethical standards will be adhered to throughout the research process. The development of a theory of the process of critical care nursing resilience will provide a framework to target interventions to support critical care nurses in their workplace. Promoting resilience can have many benefits for nurses. Decreased nursing burnout would likely lead to a reduction in nursing absenteeism. This would reflect in a reduction in nursing staffing costs. Resilience also has the potential to increase nursing job satisfaction, which has been demonstrated to improve nursing retention and enhance the quality of nursing care. These benefits will impact nurses and patients, and the health care system.
Keywords:
critical care; adversity; resilience
Repository Posting Date:
15-Jan-2015
Date of Publication:
15-Jan-2015
Other Identifiers:
LEAD14PST51
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
Leadership Summit 2014
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.
Note:
Items submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Process of Critical Care Nursing Resilience in Workplace Adversityen_US
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Jennifer Ireneen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Gamma (Virtual)en
dc.author.detailsJennifer Irene Jackson, BScN Honoursen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/338421-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Thursday, September 25, 2014: Nurses who practice in critical care settings can face adversity in their workplace. Critical care nurses are at risk for burnout because of workplace adversity, which stems from a variety of social and environmental factors. Workplace adversity is defined as any stressful, traumatic, or difficult experience in an occupational setting. The factors that create workplace adversity in critical care settings include high patient mortality rates, moral distress regarding ethical decision-making, and the increased use of technology. Factors in the health care system, such as nursing absenteeism, the nursing shortage, and high rates of nursing turnover are also influential in workplace adversity. Literature suggests that nurses are able to be resilient and overcome workplace adversity to achieve positive outcomes. Resilience, the ability to adapt, overcome hardship, and move forward holds promise as a factor that can help nurses thrive despite workplace adversity. The purpose of this study is to conduct a grounded theory investigation of the process of critical care nursing resilience in workplace adversity. The research question will be: what is the process of critical care nursing resilience in workplace adversity? The use of in-depth interviews with critical care nurses will allow the researcher to inductively generate a grounded theory. Strict ethical standards will be adhered to throughout the research process. The development of a theory of the process of critical care nursing resilience will provide a framework to target interventions to support critical care nurses in their workplace. Promoting resilience can have many benefits for nurses. Decreased nursing burnout would likely lead to a reduction in nursing absenteeism. This would reflect in a reduction in nursing staffing costs. Resilience also has the potential to increase nursing job satisfaction, which has been demonstrated to improve nursing retention and enhance the quality of nursing care. These benefits will impact nurses and patients, and the health care system.en
dc.subjectcritical careen
dc.subjectadversityen
dc.subjectresilienceen
dc.date.available2015-01-15T13:37:23Zen
dc.date.issued2015-01-15-
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-15T13:37:23Zen
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.nameLeadership Summit 2014en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionLeadership Summit 2014 Theme: Personal. Professional. Global. Held at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis.en
dc.description.noteItems submitted to a conference/event were evaluated/peer-reviewed at the time of abstract submission to the event. No other peer-review was provided prior to submission to the Henderson Repository.-
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