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Journal of Nursing Management

Jaana Seitovirta, Aku-Ville Lehtimäki, Katri Vehviläinen-Julkunen, Lasse Mitronen, Tarja Kvist
AIM: To examine reward type preferences and their relationships with the significance of rewarding perceived by registered nurses in Finland. BACKGROUND: Previous studies have found relationships between nurses' rewarding and their motivation at work, job satisfaction and organisational commitment. METHODS: Data were collected in a cross-sectional, descriptive, questionnaire survey from 402 registered nurses using the Registered Nurses' Perceptions of Rewarding Scale in 2015, and analysed with descriptive and multivariate statistical methods...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Jitske M C Both-Nwabuwe, Maria T M Dijkstra, Ab Klink, Bianca Beersma
AIMS: The goal of this paper was to improve our understanding of nursing shortages across the variety of health care sectors and how this may affect the agenda for addressing nursing shortages. A health care sector comprises a number of health care services for one particular type of patient care, for example, the hospital care sector. BACKGROUND: Most Western countries are shifting health care services from hospital care towards community and home care, thus increasing nursing workforce challenges in home and community care...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Yolanda Ogbolu, Debra A Scrandis, Grace Fitzpatrick
OBJECTIVE: To examine chief nurse executives' perspectives on: (1) the provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services in hospitals and (2) to identify barriers and facilitators associated with the implementation of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. BACKGROUND: Hospitals continue to face challenges providing care to diverse patients. The uptake of standards related to culturally and linguistically appropriate services into clinical practice is sluggish, despite potential benefits, including reducing health disparities, patient errors, readmissions and improving patient experiences...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Sarah M Perry
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October 27, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Kirsi Lindfors, Riitta Meretoja, Marja Kaunonen, Eija Paavilainen
AIM: To identify existing orientation patterns and to find elements that may enhance or impede successful orientation of newly graduated nurses. BACKGROUND: Preceptors have first-hand information concerning orientation and their opinions should not be forgotten when organisations develop their orientation processes. METHOD: An open-ended questionnaire was undertaken to collect data from preceptors (n = 172) about the current orientation patterns...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Fiona Arundell, Judy Mannix, Athena Sheehan, Kath Peters
AIM: To describe midwifery students' practice experience and to explore facilitators and barriers to positive clinical learning experiences. BACKGROUND: Practice experience is a vital component of every midwifery course. Course dissatisfaction and attrition of midwifery students has been attributed to sub-optimal practice experiences. Events or actions experienced by midwifery students that trigger dissatisfaction and attrition need to be identified. EVALUATION: A meta-synthesis was based on that developed by Noblit and Hare...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Wais Mohammad Qarani, Rafat Jan, Khwaja Mir Islam Saeed, Laila Khymani
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the challenges faced by the nursing administration at public hospitals in Kabul, Afghanistan. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design was used to recruit 86 nursing managers and head nurses from 17 public hospitals in Kabul. The participants rated the frequency of 13 challenges that hinder their performance. RESULTS: There were 14 nursing managers and 72 head nurses in the study. Almost 80% of the participants were male with the majority falling in the 35-44 year age bracket...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Trude Fløystad Eines, Solfrid Vatne
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate nurses' and nurse assistants' experiences with a design thinking approach to innovation used in a nursing home in Norway. BACKGROUND: A design thinking approach to innovation that focuses on users' needs can be employed to address many of the challenges facing health care providers in a field facing a growing ageing population, complex diseases and financial shortfalls. EVALUATION: This study is based on a thematic analysis of four focus group interviews with nurses and nurse assistants (n = 23)...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Sinéad Murphy, Raphael Mc Mullin, Sinéad Brennan, Therese Connell Meehan
AIM: To explore the effectiveness and feasibility of implementing the two clinical dimensions of the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model(©) (Careful Nursing) in an acute care hospital. BACKGROUND: Implementation of a professional practice model by nurses in hospitals supports nurses' control over their practice and enhances the quality of their contribution to patient care. Implementing such change is complex and initially best approached on a small scale...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Jed Montayre, Jasmine Montayre, Eleanor Holroyd
AIM: To understand the work-related experiences of Philippine-trained nurses working globally. BACKGROUND: The Philippines is a major source country of foreign-trained nurses located globally. However, there is paucity of research on professional factors and career related issues affecting foreign-trained nurses' work experiences. METHODS: An integrative review through a comprehensive search of literature was undertaken from November 2015 and was repeated in August 2016...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Jessica G Smith, Karen H Morin, Eileen T Lake
AIM: To determine whether nurse coworker incivility is associated with the nurse work environment, defined as organisational characteristics that promote nurse autonomy. BACKGROUND: Workplace incivility can negatively affect nurses, hospitals and patients. Plentiful evidence documents that nurses working in better nurse work environments have improved job and health outcomes. There is minimal knowledge about how nurse coworker incivility relates to the United States nurse work environment...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Arnold B Bakker
AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of job crafting on the quality of the work environment of health care professionals. BACKGROUND: Job crafting refers to proactive behavior aimed at optimizing the fit between person and job. Using job demands-resources theory, we hypothesized that job crafting would be positively related to job resources and person-organisation fit, and negatively to hindrance demands. Furthermore, we hypothesized that these relationships would be qualified by work engagement...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Maria Luisa Rega, Pasquale Diano, Gianfranco Damiani, Corrado De Vito, Caterina Galletti, Carlo Talucci
AIM: To examine the current state of empowerment of nurses in Italy. BACKGROUND: Empowerment is a broad concept that is also relevant to the field of nursing practice. Its comprehension and use are important because empowerment allows nurses to take control of their own practice. A clear understanding of empowerment is necessary for nurses to take advantage of this important tool. DESIGN: Focus groups were conducted. METHODS: A literature review was performed, and two focus groups were selected between January and February 2014...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Chia-Yun Fu, Mei-Sang Yang, Wan Leung, Yea-Ying Liu, Hui-Wen Huang, Ruey-Hsia Wang
AIM: To explore the associations of the professional quality of life and social support with health in nurses. BACKGROUND: Physical and mental health may be associated with absence from work among nurses. Few studies have explored the associations of professional quality of life and social support on the physical and mental health of nurses. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study. In total, 294 nurses were recruited from a hospital in Southern Taiwan...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Ching-Yuan Huang, Rhay-Hung Weng, Tsung-Chin Wu, Tzu-En Lin, Ching-Tai Hsu, Chiu-Hsia Hung, Yu-Chen Tsai
AIMS: Develop the patient-centred innovation questionnaire for hospital nurses and establish its validity and reliability. BACKGROUND: Patient-centred care has been adopted by health care managers in their efforts to improve health care quality. It is regarded as a core concept for developing innovation. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was employed to collect data from hospital nurses in Taiwan. This study was divided into two stages: pilot study and main study...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Adel Al Malki, Ruth Endacott, Kelli Innes
AIM: To examine attitudes to patient safety in two intensive care units from the perspective of health care professionals in Saudi Arabia. BACKGROUND: Despite adverse errors leading to poor patient outcomes, there is a paucity of literature, including staff perceptions, on adverse errors in Saudi Arabian intensive care units. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional design was used. Health professionals (n = 144) completed the safety attitude questionnaire-intensive care unit...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Kensuke Norikoshi, Toshio Kobayashi, Keiji Tabuchi
AIM: To identify attributes of nurses' workplace social capital in Japan. BACKGROUND: Much attention has been paid to nurses' workplace social capital to improve the quality of the work environment; however, few studies are available on the attributes of nurses' workplace social capital. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 32 nurses at seven hospitals. Nurses reported on the attributes of workplace social capital, such as characteristics facilitating individual positive action in an organisation, which were qualitatively analysed using the Kawakita Jiro method...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Shelly A Fischer, Jacqueline Jones, Joyce A Verran
AIM: To validate a framework of factors that influence the relationship of transformational leadership and safety climate, and to enable testing of safety chain factors by generating hypotheses regarding their mediating and moderating effects. BACKGROUND: Understanding the patient safety chain and mechanisms by which leaders affect a strong climate of safety is essential to transformational leadership practice, education, and research. METHODS: A systematic review of leadership and safety literature was used to develop an organising framework of factors proposed to influence the climate of safety...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Christine Chisengantambu, Guy M Robinson, Nina Evans
AIM: To explore the interplay between the work of nurse managers and the support they receive and provide. BACKGROUND: Support is the cornerstone of management practices and is pivotal in employees feeling committed to an organisation. Support for nurse managers is integral to effective health sector management; its characteristics merit more attention. METHODS: The experiences of 15 nurse managers in rural health institutions in South Australia were explored using structured interviews, observation and document review...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
Qiuhua Shen, Jill Peltzer, Cynthia Teel, Janet Pierce
AIMS: To evaluate the effectiveness of the Kansas Nurse Leader Residency (KNLR) programme in improving nurses' leadership knowledge and skills and its acceptability, feasibility and fidelity. BACKGROUND: The Future of Nursing Report (Institute of Medicine, 2011) calls for nurses to lead change and advance health. The 6-month KNLR programme was developed by the Kansas Action Coalition to support nurses' leadership development. METHODS: Nurses (n = 36) from four nursing specialties (acute care, long-term care, public health and school health) participated in the programme...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
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