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Journal of Nursing Management

Davina Allen
AIM: To offer a new conceptual framework for formalizing nurses' work in managing emergent organisation in health and social care. BACKGROUND: Much health and social care requires continuous oversight and adjustments in response to contingencies. Nurses have an important role in managing these relationships. EVALUATION: A longstanding programme of research on the social organisation of health and social care work provided the foundations for the article...
July 17, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
T Douglas Lawson, Kristen M Tecson, Courtney N Shaver, Sunni A Barnes, Suzanne Kavli
BACKGROUND: The relationship between informal leaders, i.e., highly competent individuals who have influence over peers without holding formal leadership positions, and organisational outcomes has not been adequately assessed in health care. AIMS: We evaluated the relationships between informal leaders and experience, job satisfaction and patient satisfaction, among hospital nurses. METHODS: Floor nurses in non-leadership positions participated in an online survey and rated colleagues' leadership behaviours...
July 11, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Chiara Dall'Ora, Jane Ball, Oliver Redfern, Alejandra Recio-Saucedo, Antonello Maruotti, Paul Meredith, Peter Griffiths
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether working 12 hr shifts is associated with increased sickness absence among registered nurses and health care assistants. BACKGROUND: Previous studies reported negative impacts on nurses' 12 hr shifts; however, these studies used cross-sectional techniques and subjective nurse-reported data. METHODS: A retrospective longitudinal study using routinely collected data across 32 general inpatient wards at an acute hospital in England...
July 5, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Robert McSherry, Fiona Timmins, Jan M A de Vries, Wilfred McSherry
BACKGROUND: Following declining health care practices at one UK health care site the subsequent and much publicized Francis Report made several far-reaching recommendations aimed at recovering optimal levels of care including stringent monitoring of practice. The aftermath of these deliberations have had resounding consequences for quality care both nationally and internationally. DESIGN: A reflective qualitative appreciative qualitative inquiry using a hybrid approach combining case study and thematic analysis outlines the development and analysis of a solution-focused intervention aimed at restoring staff confidence and optimal care levels at one key UK hospital site...
June 22, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Jeong-Im Ryu, Kisook Kim
AIM: To investigate differences in work satisfaction and quality of nursing services between nurses from the nursing care integration service and general nursing units in Korea. BACKGROUND: The nursing care integration service was recently introduced in Korea to improve patient health outcomes through the provision of high quality nursing services and to relieve the caregiving burden of patients' families. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, data were collected from a convenience sample of 116 and 156 nurses working in nursing care integration service and general units, respectively...
June 20, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Sharon O'Grady
AIM: The purpose of this article is to sensitize managers to the phenomenon of organisational citizenship behaviours-extra-role behaviours in which employees participate without expecting rewards and that bring forth positive impacts for the organisation. BACKGROUND: In a context of recurring budget cuts, health care organisations are expected to provide quality and safe care. Organisational citizenship behaviour is one of the measures that organisations can use to meet this mandate...
June 20, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Eliana R Migowski, Nery Oliveira Júnior, Fernando Riegel, Sérgio A Migowski
AIM: To examine the association between interpersonal relationships, nursing leadership and patient safety culture and the impact on the efficiency of hospitals. BACKGROUND: Hospitals are still affected by the increased complexity of the treatments offered and by the diverse knowledge of professionals involved, which has made this assistance model ineffective, expensive and unsustainable over time. METHOD: A qualitative study of 32 professionals from three large hospitals in Southern Brazil was made...
June 20, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Eunok Park, Hyo Young Lee, Claire Su-Yeon Park
AIMS: To determine the association between sleep quality and nurse productivity. BACKGROUND: Although poor sleep quality may decrease nurses' productivity, the association between the two has not yet been evaluated in the literature. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was completed in May 2014 by 188 nurses working in acute hospitals in South Korea using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Descriptive statistics, t tests, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, and stepwise multiple regression were conducted for data analysis...
June 1, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Margaret Saari, Sarah Xiao, Alissa Rowe, Erin Patterson, Tieghan Killackey, Julia Raffaghello, Ann E Tourangeau
AIM AND BACKGROUND: Health care needs of individuals living in the community are increasing. To meet the rising need, unregulated care providers are providing more complex patient care. The aim of this review is to articulate the unregulated care provider role by identifying patient care activities offered by unregulated care providers in home care. METHODS: A scoping review was conducted. One thousand and eleven published manuscripts were identified in CINAHL, Ageline and MEDLINE...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Grainne Lowe, Virginia Plummer, Leanne Boyd
AIM: The aim of this qualitative research was to explore perceptions of organisational change related to the integration of nurse practitioners from key nursing stakeholders. BACKGROUND: The ongoing delivery of effective and efficient patient services is reliant upon the development and sustainability of nurse practitioner roles. Examination of the factors contributing to the underutilization of nurse practitioner roles is crucial to inform future management policies...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Christopher Bratt, Heidi Gautun
AIMS: This study investigates the prevalence of nurses' wishes to leave work in elderly care services and aims to explain differences between younger and older nurses. BACKGROUND: Health-and-care services, and specifically elderly care services, experience problems recruiting and retaining nurses. METHOD: A nationwide survey among nurses in Norway with 4,945 nurses aged 20-73 (mean age = 41.8), 95% female. Structural equation modelling was used, analysing the whole sample as well as analysing younger and older nurses as separate groups...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Mayumi Watanabe, Keita Yamauchi
AIM AND BACKGROUND: Recent research has suggested that the reasons why nurses work overtime hours exert differential effects on the overall impact of the work. This study aimed to clarify why nurses work overtime, and whether well-being effects differed by reason, at both the ward and individual level. METHODS: Participants were 1,075 permanent nurses from 54 wards. Overtime reasons' distribution and impact on nurses were examined by a multilevel structural equation modelling approach...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Janice Feather, Linda McGillis Hall, Patricia Trbovich, G Ross Baker
AIM: To rigorously review the literature on the prosocial workplace behaviours of nurses. BACKGROUND: Prosocial workplace behaviours, predominantly organisational citizenship behaviours have been theoretically and empirically found to promote individual and group level performance in various industries. However, little consensus exists in the literature regarding the impact of nurses' workplace behaviours on the work environment and organisational performance. EVALUATION: An integrative literature review was conducted on studies between 1980 and 2016...
April 22, 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Piret Paal, Kathleen Neenan, Yvonne Muldowney, Vivienne Brady, Fiona Timmins
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May 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Lin Wang, Hong Tao, Barbara J Bowers, Roger Brown, Yaqing Zhang
AIM: The purpose of this study was to examine the role of staff nurse emotional intelligence between transformational leadership and nurse intent to stay. BACKGROUND: Nurse intent to stay and transformational leadership are widely recognized as vital components of nurse retention. Staff nurse emotional intelligence that has been confirmed improvable has been recently recognized in the nursing literature as correlated with retention. Yet, the nature of the relationships among these three variables is not known...
May 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Danjun Feng, Shan Su, Lu Wang, Fang Liu
AIM: To determine the prevalence of psychological distress, and to explore the combined protective roles of self-esteem, perceived social support and job satisfaction against psychological distress. BACKGROUND: Few studies have explored the combined protective effect of self-esteem, perceived social support and job satisfaction on nurses' mental health in the same theoretical framework. METHODS: The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, a self-developed Job Satisfaction Questionnaire and the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale were used to survey 581 nurses...
May 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Robyn Gallagher, Lin Perry, Christine Duffield, David Sibbritt, Chih Maggie Ying Ko
AIMS: To investigate hypertension awareness, prevalence and treatment in nurses. BACKGROUND: Nurses are the largest health workforce group, currently facing an ageing demographic and the risk of chronic disease such as hypertension. Little is known about hypertension in nurses despite the potential impact on work productivity. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was distributed to nurses and midwives via the professional association and nursing directors...
May 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Nicole Stab, Winfried Hacker
AIMS: The main goal of the study was to apply and analyse a moderated participatory small-group procedure with registered nurses, which aims at the development and implementation of measures to improve work organisation in hospital wards and nursing units. BACKGROUND: Participation in job redesign is an essential prerequisite of the successful implementation of improvement measures in nursing. METHODS: The study was carried out in a public hospital of maximum care in Germany...
May 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Andrea Baumann, Mabel Hunsberger, Mary Crea-Arsenio, Noori Akhtar-Danesh
AIM: To analyse nurses' perceptions of the impact of an extended transition programme on key dimensions of care delivery 1-6 years after graduation. The dimensions included decision-making, communication, care management, system integration and commitment. BACKGROUND: Health care employers in Ontario, Canada, can apply for government funding to support an extended transition programme for new graduate nurses that includes orientation and mentorship. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was used...
May 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
Yumiko Saito, Ayumi Igarashi, Maiko Noguchi-Watanabe, Yukari Takai, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani
AIMS: To examine burnout and work engagement among nurses in Japanese long-term care hospitals and their relation to nurses' and organisational work values, and nurse-organisation congruence of such values. BACKGROUND: Nursing managers must help improve nurses' well-being; however, no research has considered strategies to improve staff outcomes in long-term care hospitals. We propose that individual nurse's work values and the congruence of these values with those of their organisations may influence burnout and work engagement...
May 2018: Journal of Nursing Management
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