Explore the Clinical Nurses' Viewpoint and Expectations Toward Nursing Assistantship in Taiwan: A Triangulation Method

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Title:
Explore the Clinical Nurses' Viewpoint and Expectations Toward Nursing Assistantship in Taiwan: A Triangulation Method
Author(s):
Tsai, Su-Hua
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi
Author Details:
Su-Hua Tsai, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: 2003-present -- Head Nurse, Department of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 1994-2003 -- Clinical Nurse, Department of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 1988-1993 -- Clinical Nurse, Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan; Responsible for nurses' education and clinic patient care quality (2003-present). Author Summary: For my past 28 years of professional experience, I have been committing myself to the area of hepatogical nursing, neurological nursing and nursing administration. To be specific, I have involved of liver disease care, spinal injury care, stroke care, nursing education, quality improvement, patient safety, and nursing work environment issues. I have been posters for 2013 Sigma Theta Tau International's 24th International Nursing Research Congress in Prague, Czech Republic.
Abstract:
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The target audience of this presentation is clinical nurses, nursing assistants, nursing supervisor, hospital managers, human resources director, care association group, patients, important media people and people pay attention to the medical environment. Nursing manpower shortage is deteriorating, due to the rapid growth of aging population and increasing workload of clinical care. Nursing staff have anticipated other personnel such as nursing assistants to join the current nursing care model.

Purpose:

The purpose of this study was to, through the frontline nurses’ perspectives, in-depth understand their viewpoints of and expectations from nursing assistants. Contacted was a convenience sample of 14 staff nurses, who worked at a medical center or at a regional teaching hospital in southern Taiwan.

Methods:

Using data triangulation method, this study applied focus group conferences, questionnaires survey, and individual interviews to collect both qualitative and quantitative data. This study was conducted three times focus groups interviews at two hospitals in Taiwan. 14 nurses from a medical center and a regional teaching hospital in southern Taiwan.

Results:

The result deduced three themes as (a) nurses’ demands and needs for assistants, (b) the expected work content of nursing assistants, (c) promote skill-mixed collaborative interaction. The results revealed that staff nurses positively support the role of nursing assistants. Many of their working experiences and expectations should be valuable references on developing the scope of practice and establishing the qualification and training of nursing assistants.

Conclusion:

The results suggest that the type of hospitals (such as acute or subacute care), the unit characteristics (such as workload and length of stay), and the nursing care model (such as primary or team nursing) should be considered while establishing nursing assistantship. Clear scope of practice of both staff nurses and nursing assistants is conducive to release more nursing hours for staff nurses in playing their professional roles and, in turn, leads to construct a quality nursing work environment.

Keywords:
nursing assistant; Nursing Care Model; Triangulation
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST181
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship

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dc.titleExplore the Clinical Nurses' Viewpoint and Expectations Toward Nursing Assistantship in Taiwan: A Triangulation Methoden_US
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Su-Huaen
dc.contributor.departmentPien
dc.author.detailsSu-Hua Tsai, MSN, RN, Professional Experience: 2003-present -- Head Nurse, Department of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 1994-2003 -- Clinical Nurse, Department of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 1988-1993 -- Clinical Nurse, Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan; Responsible for nurses' education and clinic patient care quality (2003-present). Author Summary: For my past 28 years of professional experience, I have been committing myself to the area of hepatogical nursing, neurological nursing and nursing administration. To be specific, I have involved of liver disease care, spinal injury care, stroke care, nursing education, quality improvement, patient safety, and nursing work environment issues. I have been posters for 2013 Sigma Theta Tau International's 24th International Nursing Research Congress in Prague, Czech Republic.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621838-
dc.description.abstract<div class="itemtitle">Abstract Text:</div> <p> </p> <p> </p> <div>The target audience of this presentation is clinical nurses, nursing assistants, nursing supervisor, hospital managers, human resources director, care association group, patients, important media people and people pay attention to the medical environment. Nursing manpower shortage is deteriorating, due to the rapid growth of aging population and increasing workload of clinical care. Nursing staff have anticipated other personnel such as nursing assistants to join the current nursing care model. <p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>The purpose of this study was to, through the frontline nurses’ perspectives, in-depth understand their viewpoints of and expectations from nursing assistants. Contacted was a convenience sample of 14 staff nurses, who worked at a medical center or at a regional teaching hospital in southern Taiwan.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>Using data triangulation method, this study applied focus group conferences, questionnaires survey, and individual interviews to collect both qualitative and quantitative data. This study was conducted three times focus groups interviews at two hospitals in Taiwan. 14 nurses from a medical center and a regional teaching hospital in southern Taiwan.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>The result deduced three themes as (a) nurses’ demands and needs for assistants, (b) the expected work content of nursing assistants, (c) promote skill-mixed collaborative interaction. The results revealed that staff nurses positively support the role of nursing assistants. Many of their working experiences and expectations should be valuable references on developing the scope of practice and establishing the qualification and training of nursing assistants.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>The results suggest that the type of hospitals (such as acute or subacute care), the unit characteristics (such as workload and length of stay), and the nursing care model (such as primary or team nursing) should be considered while establishing nursing assistantship. Clear scope of practice of both staff nurses and nursing assistants is conducive to release more nursing hours for staff nurses in playing their professional roles and, in turn, leads to construct a quality nursing work environment.</p> </div>en
dc.subjectnursing assistanten
dc.subjectNursing Care Modelen
dc.subjectTriangulationen
dc.date.available2017-07-13T20:24:43Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-13-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-13T20:24:43Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
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