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Journal of Nursing Management

Bridie McCarthy, Serena Fitzgerald, Maria O'Shea, Carol Condon, Gerardina Hartnett-Collins, Martin Clancy, Agnes Sheehy, Suzanne Denieffe, Michael Bergin, Eileen Savage
AIM: To review the evidence on the effects/impact of electronic nursing documentation interventions on promoting or improving quality care and/or patient safety in acute hospital settings. BACKGROUND: Electronic documentation has been recommended to improve quality care and patient safety. With the gradual move from paper-based to electronic nursing documentation internationally there is a need to identify interventions that can effectively improve quality care and patient safety...
November 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Elly Wardani, Tony Ryan
BACKGROUND: Given the prominent role of nursing within modern healthcare environments it is essential that leadership is viewed as a key capability. However, little is known on how leadership evolves amongst the nurses in Indonesia and the barriers that exist to nurses gaining access to leadership roles. Limited attention is given to address the improvement of nurse leadership for the benefit of the nurses in the country. AIM: To identify organizational and individual practices and how these contribute to barriers to the development of nursing leadership in the hospital setting...
November 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Joanna Camilleri, Vicki Cope, Melanie Murray
AIM: To evaluate the experience of change fatigue in frontline nursing staff following large-scale organisational change and determine whether improved teamwork perception scores can mitigate the experience of change fatigue in this population. BACKGROUND: There is limited published research pertaining to the experience of change fatigue in nursing, despite the rapid rate and volume of change within health care organisations. METHOD: An online questionnaire was used to survey a cross-section of frontline nurses from two distinct cohorts; those that transitioned to a new build hospital in an established team (n=225), and those who transitioned into a newly reconfigured team (n=521)...
October 24, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Orly Shapira-Lishchinsky, Pascale Benoliel
AIM: To investigate the role of psychological empowerment as a mediator between authentic leadership and organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB), tardiness, absenteeism and intent to leave. BACKGROUND: Despite the extensive literature on predictors and outcomes of psychological empowerment, there is a lack of studies on the nursing profession using an integrative model, simultaneously focusing on the effects of authentic leadership and psychological empowerment on OCB, and time-related misbehaviors...
October 22, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Annamaria Bagnasco, Giuseppe Aleo, Fiona Timmins, Gianluca Catania, Milko Zanini, Loredana Sasso
In the last three decades, the notion of incivility has been receiving increasing attention in the published literature (Viotti et al 2018). Arising from "subtle forms of mistreatment", incivility can manifest itself in rudeness and maltreatment of co-workers (Viotti et al 2018:597). Civility on the other hand "is characterized by an authentic respect for others when expressing disagreement, disparity, or controversy. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 19, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Shun-Yi Cheng, Pi-Chu Lin, Yu-Kai Chang, Yen-Kuang Lin, Pi-Hsia Lee, Su-Ru Chen
AIMS: To examine the effects of work-family conflicts and sleep quality on the self-perceived health status and the mediating effect of sleep quality on the relationship between work-family conflicts and self-perceived health status among hospital nurses. BACKGROUND: Studies related to hospital nurses' work-family conflicts, sleep quality and health status are noteworthy but limited. METHODS: A total of 575 hospital nurses in Taiwan were recruited...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Mayara Larissa Nilsen Schumaher, Daniela Milani, Neusa Maria Costa Alexandre
AIM: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Psychological Empowerment Instrument among Brazilian nurses. BACKGROUND: The Psychological Empowerment Instrument-Brazil is a structured questionnaire that aims to measure the psychological empowerment in the work environment. METHOD: A methodological study involving 219 nurses. Confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to evaluate the factor structure validity of the Psychological Empowerment Instrument-Brazil...
October 16, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Ahmad Rajeh Saifan, Ahmad M Al Zoubi, Intima Alrimawi, Omar Melhem
AIM: This study aims to explore the psychological status of nurses working with cancer patients in Jordan. BACKGROUND: Literature shows that nurses face many stressors in their job, in particular oncology nurses. Some of them have psychiatric illness such as anxiety and depression. Most of the reviewed studies were conducted in developed countries, and none in the Middle East. METHOD: A qualitative descriptive approach was adopted, whereby interviews were conducted with 24 nurses that were selected from the oncology departments of one governmental hospital...
October 15, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Stephanie A Gedzyk-Nieman, Gwen Svoboda
AIMS: To explore attitudes of acceptance of male nurses and examine correlations between female nurses' levels of acceptance and certain demographic variables. BACKGROUND: Collaboration and teamwork are essential skills for the nursing profession and for successful healthcare environments. Attitudes of acceptance between male and female nurses can impact the ability to sustain these skills and influence nursing satisfaction. METHODS: Female (n=251) and male (n=60) nurses from three medical centers in or near a large, Midwestern city participated...
October 15, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Tiphaine Huyghebaert, Nicolas Gillet, Ophéline Audusseau, Evelyne Fouquereau
AIM: This research investigated the relationship between perceived career opportunities, affective commitment to the supervisor, and social isolation from colleagues on the one hand and nurses' well-being and turnover intentions on the other. In addition, this study explored the mediating role of affective commitment to the organisation in these relationships. BACKGROUND: Previous research suggested that organisational commitment explained the effect of nurses' work environment on their turnover intentions...
October 12, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Davina Collins
AIM: To measure the effectiveness of advanced nurse practitioners (ANPs) against national quality requirements for out-of-hours (OOH) care, to compare ANP effectiveness with that of doctors working in the same service, and to evaluate the impact of ANPs on the service. BACKGROUND: There is little documented evidence of ANPs undertaking urgent home visits in the OOH setting. This study advances current knowledge of this aspect of the OOH service and makes recommendations for the management of the ANP urgent home visiting service...
October 9, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Shin Yuh Ang, Thendral Uthaman, Tracy Carol Ayre, Siew Hoon Lim, Violeta Lopez
AIM: To explore the meaning of resilience to nurses and their perceived resilience enhancing factors. BACKGROUND: With challenges faced at work, nurses' professional quality of life is adversely affected with nurses experiencing compassion fatigue, depression, burnout and even signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. Degree of resilience can determine job satisfaction and nursing attrition. METHODS: The study adopted a descriptive qualitative design using Photovoice...
October 9, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Margaretha Strandmark K, GullBritt Rahm, Ingrid Rystedt, Gun Nordström, Bodil Wilde-Larsson
AIM: The purpose of this article was to explore workplace routines and strategies for preventing and managing bullying in the context of health and elderly care. BACKGROUND: Bullying is a serious problem in workplaces with consequences for the individual, the organisation and the quality of care. METHOD: Open-ended interviews were conducted with 12 participants, including managers and specialists within one hospital and three municipalities...
October 9, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Laura-Maria Peltonen, Eriikka Siirala, Kristiina Junttila, Heljä Lundgrén-Laine, Tero Vahlberg, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Riku Aantaa, Sanna Salanterä
AIM: To describe and compare shift leaders' important information needs by profession, unit, time of day and type of hospital. BACKGROUND: Professionals responsible for care provision in hospital units make ad hoc decisions about available resources to meet patient care needs but, currently, much effort is needed to obtain the necessary information to support decision making. METHODS: This survey was carried out in nine randomly chosen hospitals in Finland...
October 9, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Ian Kessler, Vandana Nath
AIM AND BACKGROUND: In the absence of data providing an overview on the state of the assistant practitioner (AP) workforce, this study surveys trusts in NHS England with the aim of establishing how the role is viewed, used and managed. METHODS: Based on an earlier survey undertaken around a decade ago, an online questionnaire was sent to members of an assistant practitioner network, generating a response from over fifty different trusts, drawn from different regions and healthcare settings...
October 8, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Bret Lyman, Emily L Hammond, Jenna Rae Cox
AIM: To provide a clear definition and description of organizational learning in hospitals. BACKGROUND: Organizational learning is a promising strategy nurse managers and leaders can use to improve organizational performance. A clear definition and description of organizational learning is necessary to advance theory, research, and practice in this field. METHODS: Walker & Avant's method was used to conduct a concept analysis of organizational learning in hospitals...
October 8, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Hongdan Zhao, Qing Xia
AIM: This study aims to investigate the influence of nurses' negative affective states on their knowledge-hiding behaviours through moral disengagement, and especially the moderating role of ethical leadership. BACKGROUND: Researchers have paid much attention to the harmfulness of knowledge hiding, yet the mechanisms of why and how nurses' negative affective states have an impact on their knowledge-hiding behaviours are less clear. METHOD: Two different questionnaire surveys were used in two different studies...
October 5, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Bei-Lei Lin, Yong-Xia Mei, Fa-Yang Ma, Zhen-Xiang Zhang, Qin Chen, Ming-Ming Sun, Yuan-Yuan Fan
AIMS: To survey the types of Electronic Nursing Records used and to explore nurses' perceptions in the hospitals in Henan Province, China. BACKGROUND: There are few studies about status of electronic nursing documents from nurses' view. METHOD: A cross sectional study of 3586 nurses using a web-based questionnaire was conducted. RESULTS: Approximately 98% of the nurses were college graduates or had higher degrees, with 46% of the nurses managed more than nine beds per nurse each day...
September 29, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Ana Cabral, Charlotte Oram, Sally Allum
AIM: This article explores the views of current nursing leaders in the National Health Service on the actions and resources that are required to develop and maintain nursing leadership talent. BACKGROUND: Although there is considerable talent and expertise within the nursing leadership community, numerous unfilled vacancies and gaps have been identified in competence and capability, with a national analysis indicating that nearly a third of National Health Service director posts are filled by interim appointments or are vacant...
September 27, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Souha Fares, Michael Clinton, Lina Younan
AIM: We examined the validity and reliability of nursing activity levels of complexity in the first Arabic version of the Actual Scope of Nursing Practice Questionnaire. BACKGROUND: Nurse executives need valid and reliable data on the scope and complexity of nursing practice to make decisions about cost-effective and safe deployment of the nursing workforce. We translated the English version of the Actual Scope of Nursing Practice Questionnaire into Arabic for use in Lebanon and the eastern Mediterranean region...
September 27, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
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