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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621273
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring Nurses' Feelings on Floating: A Phenomenological Study
Author(s):
Lafontant, Marie-Paule M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Delta
Author Details:
Marie-Paule M. Lafontant, RN-BC
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: Abstract: The purpose of the current study was to explore nurses' lived experiences floating in an acute health care facility within a large southern city of the United States. Husserl's transcendental approach assisted in capturing the essence of floating as a lived phenomenon occurring in the nurses' natural work environment. Husserl (1970b/1901) addressed consciousness as the awareness of objects in the outer world translated into meaning. Karasek job demand-control (JDC) was the theoretical framework. The core concept of Karasek's JDC is the effect of stress on workers. JDC encompasses a three-dimensional paradigm (affective strain, work overload, and control). JDC is a bi-dimensional model, which includes the concepts of job demand, job control, and their additive/multiplicative effects. The study data analysis was conducted using the NVivo 10 software and Giorgi's six steps, reflecting Husserl's descriptive transcendental phenomenology. The study purposive sample included eleven full-time staff male and female registered nurses who routinely float to other units. Participants described their feelings on floating during digitally recorded interviews based on three open-ended interview questions aligned with the research questions to address the research purpose. Six themes emerging from the data analysis were (1) workflow process, (2) patients care assignment, (3) work environment, (4) psychological components, (5) sociological factors, and (6) physiological needs. Nurses expressed concerns about their ability to deliver quality/safe patients care in areas different from their home unit. In this study, nurses recognized that they have to float for diverse reasons, a finding different from previous studies. A conclusive evidence from this study was that nurses are reluctant to float but will do so comfortably if there were some measures in place to ease the process. The recommendations included ideas for changes in floating based on the data analyzed from participants' responses. With the predicted nursing shortage, leaders may want to consider reviewing their policy on floating. This initiative may prevent staff dissatisfaction, burnout, and costly turnover and enhance nurses' recruitment and retention in health care organizations. Learning Objectives: Define the factors influencing nurse' feelings when floating, cite at least two recommendations to health care leaders on floating as a phenomenon.
Keywords:
Nurses; Phenomenology; Floating
Repository Posting Date:
3-Mar-2017
Date of Publication:
3-Mar-2017
Other Identifiers:
CHWE17C02
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.titleExploring Nurses' Feelings on Floating: A Phenomenological Studyen
dc.contributor.authorLafontant, Marie-Paule M.en
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Deltaen
dc.author.detailsMarie-Paule M. Lafontant, RN-BCen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621273-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, March 18, 2017: Abstract: The purpose of the current study was to explore nurses' lived experiences floating in an acute health care facility within a large southern city of the United States. Husserl's transcendental approach assisted in capturing the essence of floating as a lived phenomenon occurring in the nurses' natural work environment. Husserl (1970b/1901) addressed consciousness as the awareness of objects in the outer world translated into meaning. Karasek job demand-control (JDC) was the theoretical framework. The core concept of Karasek's JDC is the effect of stress on workers. JDC encompasses a three-dimensional paradigm (affective strain, work overload, and control). JDC is a bi-dimensional model, which includes the concepts of job demand, job control, and their additive/multiplicative effects. The study data analysis was conducted using the NVivo 10 software and Giorgi's six steps, reflecting Husserl's descriptive transcendental phenomenology. The study purposive sample included eleven full-time staff male and female registered nurses who routinely float to other units. Participants described their feelings on floating during digitally recorded interviews based on three open-ended interview questions aligned with the research questions to address the research purpose. Six themes emerging from the data analysis were (1) workflow process, (2) patients care assignment, (3) work environment, (4) psychological components, (5) sociological factors, and (6) physiological needs. Nurses expressed concerns about their ability to deliver quality/safe patients care in areas different from their home unit. In this study, nurses recognized that they have to float for diverse reasons, a finding different from previous studies. A conclusive evidence from this study was that nurses are reluctant to float but will do so comfortably if there were some measures in place to ease the process. The recommendations included ideas for changes in floating based on the data analyzed from participants' responses. With the predicted nursing shortage, leaders may want to consider reviewing their policy on floating. This initiative may prevent staff dissatisfaction, burnout, and costly turnover and enhance nurses' recruitment and retention in health care organizations. Learning Objectives: Define the factors influencing nurse' feelings when floating, cite at least two recommendations to health care leaders on floating as a phenomenon.en
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.subjectFloatingen
dc.date.available2017-03-03T14:34:51Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-03-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-03T14:34:51Z-
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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