Minimizing Strain: How Nurses Sustain Their Image as "Good Nurses"

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602486
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Minimizing Strain: How Nurses Sustain Their Image as "Good Nurses"
Author(s):
Dahlke, Sherry
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Mu Sigma
Author Details:
Sherry Dahlke, RN, CGN(C), sherry.dahlke@ualberta.ca
Abstract:
Sessions presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Older adults are the population most likely to access healthcare due to an increasing incidence of chronic illnesses with age. As a result, nurses are managing the care of an older population within healthcare institutions which perpetuate societal ageist perspectives. Moreover, basic nursing education does not adequately prepare nurses to care for an aging population and little is known about how nurses are managing care of hospitalized older adults. A grounded theory study guided by symbolic interactionism examining a nursing perspective of caring for hospitalized older adults provides valuable insights into how nurses are practicing with an aging population. Nurses are prioritizing keeping their patients safe at all costs in institutions; they perceive the increased care requirements of older patients are under-recognized and inadequately resourced. To cope, they are re-defining nursing actions they perceive as morally distressing in order to preserve their image of themselves as “good nurses,” who are working within healthcare systems that are inadequately supporting them in providing what they define as “good care” to their older patients. Much can be learned about how to improve care of hospitalized older adults by listening to nurses’ perspectives about how healthcare systems are contributing to sub-optimal older adult care and engaging nurses in conversations about their nursing practices that are ethically distressing.
Keywords:
nursing practice; older adult care; moral distress
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15SC2.23
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleMinimizing Strain: How Nurses Sustain Their Image as "Good Nurses"en
dc.contributor.authorDahlke, Sherryen
dc.contributor.departmentMu Sigmaen
dc.author.detailsSherry Dahlke, RN, CGN(C), sherry.dahlke@ualberta.caen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602486en
dc.description.abstractSessions presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Older adults are the population most likely to access healthcare due to an increasing incidence of chronic illnesses with age. As a result, nurses are managing the care of an older population within healthcare institutions which perpetuate societal ageist perspectives. Moreover, basic nursing education does not adequately prepare nurses to care for an aging population and little is known about how nurses are managing care of hospitalized older adults. A grounded theory study guided by symbolic interactionism examining a nursing perspective of caring for hospitalized older adults provides valuable insights into how nurses are practicing with an aging population. Nurses are prioritizing keeping their patients safe at all costs in institutions; they perceive the increased care requirements of older patients are under-recognized and inadequately resourced. To cope, they are re-defining nursing actions they perceive as morally distressing in order to preserve their image of themselves as “good nurses,” who are working within healthcare systems that are inadequately supporting them in providing what they define as “good care” to their older patients. Much can be learned about how to improve care of hospitalized older adults by listening to nurses’ perspectives about how healthcare systems are contributing to sub-optimal older adult care and engaging nurses in conversations about their nursing practices that are ethically distressing.en
dc.subjectnursing practiceen
dc.subjectolder adult careen
dc.subjectmoral distressen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:30:02Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:30:02Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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