Correctional Nursing: Described From the Perspective of Nurses Working in a Maximum Security Correctional Hospital

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616076
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Title:
Correctional Nursing: Described From the Perspective of Nurses Working in a Maximum Security Correctional Hospital
Author(s):
Stangeland, Paula; Kwarteng-Amaning, Veronica
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Delta
Author Details:
Paula Stangeland, RN, CRRN, NE-BC, pastange@utmb.edu; Veronica Kwarteng-Amaning, RN, CCRN, NE-BC
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of nurses as they work in a maximum security acute care hospital.' The thematic findings may be used to inform future research studies, and the development of future policies that address nurses' needs, and staffing guidelines.'Methods: A qualitative design, descriptive Husserlian phenomenological methodology was the most appropriate approach to address the research questions.' Qualitative research entails broad questions regarding human experiences and realities studied through interactions with people in their natural environments, which in-turn generates rich, descriptive data that help us to understand a phenomenon thoroughly.' A purposive sampling design with snowballing was used to identify registered nurses who work in a maximum security acute care hospital.' Before data collection, Institutional Review Board approval was obtained.' Data collection was in keeping with recommendations of Lincoln and Guba.' To ensure credibility, multiple data collection techniques were used.' Data was collected using in-depth, unstructured, face-to-face individual interviews; demographic questions; observation; field notes; and methodological and reflexive journals.' Data analysis procedures used in this study followed Colaizzi?s psychological stages of analysis to elucidate the meaning, structure, and essence of the lived experiences of nurses who work in a maximum security acute care hospital.' Limitations include small sample size and the descriptive phenomenological approach addressing the study question.' Findings cannot be generalized to other nursing population or geographical areas.' The open ended design elicited rich description of the phenomenon. Results: Anecdotal results revealed barriers to working with correctional officers and identified education needs of nurses who work in a maximum security acute care hospital.' Furthermore, nurses interviewed revealed commitment and teamwork to working in a correctional setting. Conclusion: The study was designed to describe and explore experiences of nurses who work in maximum security acute care hospital. 'Findings of the study reveal new and unique perspectives on the development of innovative strategies to recruitment and possible policy changes to improve work environment. Participants of the study revealed emotional impact and barriers in caring for correctional patients.
Keywords:
Correctional Hospital; Maximum security; Correctional Nursing
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16PST281; INRC16PST281
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleCorrectional Nursing: Described From the Perspective of Nurses Working in a Maximum Security Correctional Hospitalen
dc.contributor.authorStangeland, Paulaen
dc.contributor.authorKwarteng-Amaning, Veronicaen
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Deltaen
dc.author.detailsPaula Stangeland, RN, CRRN, NE-BC, pastange@utmb.edu; Veronica Kwarteng-Amaning, RN, CCRN, NE-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616076-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and Sunday, July 24, 2016: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe the experiences of nurses as they work in a maximum security acute care hospital.' The thematic findings may be used to inform future research studies, and the development of future policies that address nurses' needs, and staffing guidelines.'Methods: A qualitative design, descriptive Husserlian phenomenological methodology was the most appropriate approach to address the research questions.' Qualitative research entails broad questions regarding human experiences and realities studied through interactions with people in their natural environments, which in-turn generates rich, descriptive data that help us to understand a phenomenon thoroughly.' A purposive sampling design with snowballing was used to identify registered nurses who work in a maximum security acute care hospital.' Before data collection, Institutional Review Board approval was obtained.' Data collection was in keeping with recommendations of Lincoln and Guba.' To ensure credibility, multiple data collection techniques were used.' Data was collected using in-depth, unstructured, face-to-face individual interviews; demographic questions; observation; field notes; and methodological and reflexive journals.' Data analysis procedures used in this study followed Colaizzi?s psychological stages of analysis to elucidate the meaning, structure, and essence of the lived experiences of nurses who work in a maximum security acute care hospital.' Limitations include small sample size and the descriptive phenomenological approach addressing the study question.' Findings cannot be generalized to other nursing population or geographical areas.' The open ended design elicited rich description of the phenomenon. Results: Anecdotal results revealed barriers to working with correctional officers and identified education needs of nurses who work in a maximum security acute care hospital.' Furthermore, nurses interviewed revealed commitment and teamwork to working in a correctional setting. Conclusion: The study was designed to describe and explore experiences of nurses who work in maximum security acute care hospital. 'Findings of the study reveal new and unique perspectives on the development of innovative strategies to recruitment and possible policy changes to improve work environment. Participants of the study revealed emotional impact and barriers in caring for correctional patients.en
dc.subjectCorrectional Hospitalen
dc.subjectMaximum securityen
dc.subjectCorrectional Nursingen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:03:48Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:03:48Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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