Participatory Action Research: Learning about Work Environments Among Baccalaureate Nursing Faculty

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621261
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Participatory Action Research: Learning about Work Environments Among Baccalaureate Nursing Faculty
Other Titles:
Trending Issues within Academia
Author(s):
Ruth-Sahd, Lisa A.; Beyer, Norma H.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Chi-at-Large
Author Details:
Lisa A. Ruth-Sahd, RN, CEN, CCRN; Norma H. Beyer, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: The article discusses the implementation and results of a participatory action esearch (PAR) project carried out with baccalaureate nursing faculty from 2013 to 2016 in a private four year college in Northeastern United States. The aim of the project was to identify issues related to work environment according to the guidelines sent forth from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN, 2005) and the National League for Nurses (NLN, 2006). While research has been carried out in clinical practice settings related to work environment and its effects on nurses and patients, there is a paucity of research assessing the entity of work environment in academic settings and it effect on faculty, students and teaching. The participating faculty all had at least one year of teaching full time and were able to identify relevant factors that affect the work environment. Via the study results the researchers noted usage of PAR have led to a deeper and fuller understanding of the factors that shape faculty members' experiences and performance as a nursing educator. The study validates that academic work environments are influenced by multiple and inter-related factors. These factors include the following: recognizing and respecting each other as faculty; creating spaces to share with one another as faculty, developing and acknowledging teaching capabilities and recognizing how they impact the healthy learning environment in the classroom; utilizing 'precious' time, and valuing the efforts of this research. The faculty contend that we must do more to support a healthy work environment by setting high expectations for success, maintaining positive faculty to faculty, faculty to administrator and faculty to student relations, integrating healthy work environment curricula - such as course threads on work life balance, - promoting more creative innovative pedagogies in the classroom, expanding the range of extra-curricular activities for faculty and students, and working more closely with each other to role model for our students and promote positive outcomes in our students. Learning Objectives: The participant will learn about Participatory Action Research as an appropriate research methodology for this study. The participant will recognize challenges in todays academic setting. The participant will describe interventions that were implemented to impact the work environment. The participant will be aware of actions that are needed to sustain a healthy academic work environment.
Keywords:
Participatory Action Research; True Collaboration; Academic Work Environment
Repository Posting Date:
3-Mar-2017
Date of Publication:
3-Mar-2017
Other Identifiers:
CHWE17H04
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.titleParticipatory Action Research: Learning about Work Environments Among Baccalaureate Nursing Facultyen
dc.title.alternativeTrending Issues within Academiaen
dc.contributor.authorRuth-Sahd, Lisa A.en
dc.contributor.authorBeyer, Norma H.en
dc.contributor.departmentXi Chi-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsLisa A. Ruth-Sahd, RN, CEN, CCRN; Norma H. Beyer, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621261-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: The article discusses the implementation and results of a participatory action esearch (PAR) project carried out with baccalaureate nursing faculty from 2013 to 2016 in a private four year college in Northeastern United States. The aim of the project was to identify issues related to work environment according to the guidelines sent forth from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN, 2005) and the National League for Nurses (NLN, 2006). While research has been carried out in clinical practice settings related to work environment and its effects on nurses and patients, there is a paucity of research assessing the entity of work environment in academic settings and it effect on faculty, students and teaching. The participating faculty all had at least one year of teaching full time and were able to identify relevant factors that affect the work environment. Via the study results the researchers noted usage of PAR have led to a deeper and fuller understanding of the factors that shape faculty members' experiences and performance as a nursing educator. The study validates that academic work environments are influenced by multiple and inter-related factors. These factors include the following: recognizing and respecting each other as faculty; creating spaces to share with one another as faculty, developing and acknowledging teaching capabilities and recognizing how they impact the healthy learning environment in the classroom; utilizing 'precious' time, and valuing the efforts of this research. The faculty contend that we must do more to support a healthy work environment by setting high expectations for success, maintaining positive faculty to faculty, faculty to administrator and faculty to student relations, integrating healthy work environment curricula - such as course threads on work life balance, - promoting more creative innovative pedagogies in the classroom, expanding the range of extra-curricular activities for faculty and students, and working more closely with each other to role model for our students and promote positive outcomes in our students. Learning Objectives: The participant will learn about Participatory Action Research as an appropriate research methodology for this study. The participant will recognize challenges in todays academic setting. The participant will describe interventions that were implemented to impact the work environment. The participant will be aware of actions that are needed to sustain a healthy academic work environment.en
dc.subjectParticipatory Action Researchen
dc.subjectTrue Collaborationen
dc.subjectAcademic Work Environmenten
dc.date.available2017-03-03T14:34:50Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-03-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-03T14:34:50Z-
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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