Impact of Meaningful Recognition on Nurses' Environment: Comparative Exploration of Leaders' and Staff Nurses' Perception

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621233
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Impact of Meaningful Recognition on Nurses' Environment: Comparative Exploration of Leaders' and Staff Nurses' Perception
Other Titles:
Impacting the Work Environment: From Bedside to Academia
Author(s):
Cherian, Usha Koshy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Nu
Author Details:
Usha Koshy Cherian, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: ABSTRACT: Impact of Meaningful Recognition on Nurses' Work Environment in ICU: A Comparative of Nurse Leaders' and Staff Nurses' Perception. Purpose: Meaningful Recognition (MR) for job performance, one of the six essential standards of a Healthy Work Environment (HWE), is central to nurses' satisfaction and retention, patient satisfaction and outcomes, and organizational outcomes (AACN, 2005). However, little evidence exists to guide clinical practices related to MR strategies that are most valued by clinical nurses. As a result, nurse managers and other leaders often provide recognition based on assumptions, traditions, and previous experiences, which may or may not be meaningful to their nursing staff members. The purpose of this project was to explore the perception of MR among staff nurses and nurse leaders, compare these perceptions, and identify innovative methods for recognizing nurse's contributions in ways that are valued by the individual, and make recommendations for implementing these methods to the Organizations' Nursing Practice Council. Design: This DNP project used mixed method approach to explore the perception of MR among a convenience sample of nurse leaders and staff nurses working in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) of a large academic medical center, utilizing a mixed method approach. Twenty six nurses participated in seven focus group interview (FGI) sessions that were grouped by position, to obtain a cross sectional perspective. Ninety-five nurses participated in the Healthy Work Environment (HWE) survey and Recognition surveys administered via Qualtrics software. Results: Thematic analysis of the focus group discussion yielded eight themes: what is MR; when to give MR, ways to give MR, who should give MR, who should receive MR, benefits of MR and barriers in providing MR. A lack of awareness about the concept of MR and unavailability of best practices to provide MR were the major reasons cited by staff nurses and nurse leaders for not providing MR. In addition, limited resources, institutional policies and the size and diversity of the nursing workforce were also barriers to providing MR to nurses. Survey results indicated that critical care staff nurses' perception of the current work environment and MR was 'good' based on the AACN's scoring guidelines for HWE survey. The results of the Recognition survey was similar to the focus group discussion theme 'ways to give MR', which confirmed that salary commensurate to performance scheduling flexibility, opportunities for growth, private verbal feedback and written and public recognition were the most meaningful methods of recognition. Conclusion: The standard of MR should be given equal priority along with other five HWE standards. Nursing leadership needs to focus on developing strategies to provide MR in a consistent and systematic manner, so that every nurse will reap the benefits of MR. The art and science of providing MR should be added to leadership development programs and included as an essential competency for nurse leaders. Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to identify the eight themes related to MR; when to give MR, ways to give MR, who should give MR, who should receive MR, benefits of MR and barriers in providing MR. The learner will be able to identify innovative methods for recognizing nurse's contributions in ways that are valued by the individual.
Keywords:
Critical Care Nursing; Meaningful Recognition; Healthy Work Environment
Repository Posting Date:
3-Mar-2017
Date of Publication:
3-Mar-2017
Other Identifiers:
CHWE17D02
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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dc.language.isoen[US]en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleImpact of Meaningful Recognition on Nurses' Environment: Comparative Exploration of Leaders' and Staff Nurses' Perceptionen
dc.title.alternativeImpacting the Work Environment: From Bedside to Academiaen
dc.contributor.authorCherian, Usha Koshyen
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Nuen
dc.author.detailsUsha Koshy Cherian, RN, CCRN, NEA-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621233-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: ABSTRACT: Impact of Meaningful Recognition on Nurses' Work Environment in ICU: A Comparative of Nurse Leaders' and Staff Nurses' Perception. Purpose: Meaningful Recognition (MR) for job performance, one of the six essential standards of a Healthy Work Environment (HWE), is central to nurses' satisfaction and retention, patient satisfaction and outcomes, and organizational outcomes (AACN, 2005). However, little evidence exists to guide clinical practices related to MR strategies that are most valued by clinical nurses. As a result, nurse managers and other leaders often provide recognition based on assumptions, traditions, and previous experiences, which may or may not be meaningful to their nursing staff members. The purpose of this project was to explore the perception of MR among staff nurses and nurse leaders, compare these perceptions, and identify innovative methods for recognizing nurse's contributions in ways that are valued by the individual, and make recommendations for implementing these methods to the Organizations' Nursing Practice Council. Design: This DNP project used mixed method approach to explore the perception of MR among a convenience sample of nurse leaders and staff nurses working in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) of a large academic medical center, utilizing a mixed method approach. Twenty six nurses participated in seven focus group interview (FGI) sessions that were grouped by position, to obtain a cross sectional perspective. Ninety-five nurses participated in the Healthy Work Environment (HWE) survey and Recognition surveys administered via Qualtrics software. Results: Thematic analysis of the focus group discussion yielded eight themes: what is MR; when to give MR, ways to give MR, who should give MR, who should receive MR, benefits of MR and barriers in providing MR. A lack of awareness about the concept of MR and unavailability of best practices to provide MR were the major reasons cited by staff nurses and nurse leaders for not providing MR. In addition, limited resources, institutional policies and the size and diversity of the nursing workforce were also barriers to providing MR to nurses. Survey results indicated that critical care staff nurses' perception of the current work environment and MR was 'good' based on the AACN's scoring guidelines for HWE survey. The results of the Recognition survey was similar to the focus group discussion theme 'ways to give MR', which confirmed that salary commensurate to performance scheduling flexibility, opportunities for growth, private verbal feedback and written and public recognition were the most meaningful methods of recognition. Conclusion: The standard of MR should be given equal priority along with other five HWE standards. Nursing leadership needs to focus on developing strategies to provide MR in a consistent and systematic manner, so that every nurse will reap the benefits of MR. The art and science of providing MR should be added to leadership development programs and included as an essential competency for nurse leaders. Learning Objectives: The learner will be able to identify the eight themes related to MR; when to give MR, ways to give MR, who should give MR, who should receive MR, benefits of MR and barriers in providing MR. The learner will be able to identify innovative methods for recognizing nurse's contributions in ways that are valued by the individual.en
dc.subjectCritical Care Nursingen
dc.subjectMeaningful Recognitionen
dc.subjectHealthy Work Environmenten
dc.date.available2017-03-03T14:34:46Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-03-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-03T14:34:46Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017en
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments 2017: Best Practices in Clinical and Academic Settings. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana, USAen
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