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Nurse work commitment

Karen Zwickel, Jenna Koppel, Marie Katz, Katherine Virkstis, Sarah Rothenberger, Carol Boston-Fleischhauer
To transform healthcare delivery, frontline nursing staff must be committed to their work and to driving their organization's mission forward. However, Advisory Board Survey Solutions data show that nurses are the least engaged as compared with other frontline staff. In this article, the authors identify a top opportunity for improving nurse engagement: ensuring that nurses understand how executives' actions reflect their organization's missions and values.
November 2016: Journal of Nursing Administration
Gifty Apiung Aninanya, Natasha Howard, John E Williams, Benjamin Apam, Helen Prytherch, Svetla Loukanova, Eunice Karanja Kamara, Easmon Otupiri
BACKGROUND: Lack of an adequate and well-performing health workforce has emerged as the biggest barrier to scaling up health services provision in sub-Saharan Africa. As the global community commits to the Sustainable Development Goals and universal health coverage, health workforce challenges are critical. In northern Ghana, performance-based incentives (PBIs) were introduced to improve health worker motivation and service quality. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine the impact of PBIs on maternal health worker motivation in two districts in northern Ghana...
2016: Global Health Action
Mervi Flinkman, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Olivia Numminen, Yunsuk Jeon, Liisa Kuokkanen, Riitta Meretoja
AIM: To report a systematic and psychometric review. BACKGROUND: The Nurse Competence Scale is currently the most widely used generic instrument to measure registered nurses' competence in different phases of their careers. Based on a decade of research, this review provides a summary of the existing evidence. DESIGN: A systematic literature review of research evidence and psychometric properties. DATA SOURCES: Nine databases from 2004 - October 2015...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
Paola Ferri, Monica Silvestri, Cecilia Artoni, Rosaria Di Lorenzo
BACKGROUND: Workplace violence (WPV) against health professionals is a global problem with an increasing incidence. The aims of this study were as follows: 1) to examine the frequency and characteristics of WPV in different settings and professionals of a general hospital and 2) to identify the clinical and organizational factors related to this phenomenon. METHODS: The study was cross-sectional. In a 1-month period, we administered the "Violent Incident Form" to 745 professionals (physicians, head nurses, nurses, nursing assistants), who worked in 15 wards of a general hospital in northern Italy...
2016: Psychology Research and Behavior Management
Annemarie de Vos, Jane-Murray Cramm, Jeroen D H van Wijngaarden, Ton J E M Bakker, Johan P Mackenbach, Anna P Nieboer
BACKGROUND: The Prevention and Reactivation Care Program (PReCaP) provides a novel approach targeting hospital-related functional decline among elderly patients. Despite the high expectations, the PReCaP was not effective in preventing functional decline (ADL and iADL) among older patients. Although elderly PReCaP patients demonstrated slightly better cognitive functioning (Mini Mental State Examination; 0.4 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.2-0.6]), lower depression (Geriatric Depression Scale 15; -0...
September 29, 2016: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
Jian Li, Hui Ding, Wei Han, Lei Jin, Ling-Na Kong, Kang-Na Mao, Hong Wang, Jiang-Ping Wu, Ying Wu, Liu Yang, Yu Zhou, You-Xin Wang, Wei Wang, Adrian Loerbroks, Peter Angerer
OBJECTIVE: It has been suggested that the relationship between work stress and somatic symptoms (e.g., cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal complaints, general pain, and fatigue) is particularly pronounced in women. As evidence from China is sparse, we used a large sample of Chinese working women to test those potential associations. METHODS: Data were obtained from a cross-sectional study of 6826 working women in five urban areas in China who were free from major clinical disease...
October 2016: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Diana J Mason
The Hill Burton Act, which was signed into law in 1946 and ended in 1997, was one of the most significant forces that shaped the health care system we have today. Providing grants and loans for the construction and expansion of hospitals across the country, it required beneficiary hospitals to give some amount of uncompensated care to the poor and uninsured in return. The act not only led to our health care system's current emphasis on the acute-care hospital as the primary site of health care delivery, but it also had a profound effect on nursing, fully involving the profession in an acute-care world...
September 2016: Hastings Center Report
Donna Lemmenes, Pamela Valentine, Patricia Gwizdalski, Catherine Vincent, Chuanhong Liao
BACKGROUND: Nurses are confronted daily with ethical issues while providing patient care. Hospital ethical climates can affect nurses' job satisfaction, organizational commitment, retention, and physician collaboration. PURPOSE: At a metropolitan academic medical center, we examined nurses' perceptions of the ethical climate and relationships among ethical climate factors and nurse characteristics. DESIGN/PARTICIPANTS: We used a descriptive correlational design and nurses (N = 475) completed Olson's Hospital Ethical Climate Survey...
September 7, 2016: Nursing Ethics
Elizabeth B Froh, Diane L Spatz
BACKGROUND: The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding details the need for comprehensive employer lactation support programs. Our institution has an extensive employee lactation program, and our breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates are statistically significantly higher than state and national data, with more than 20% of our employees breastfeeding for more than 1 year. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was complete secondary data analysis of qualitative data collected as part of a larger study on breastfeeding outcomes...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Human Lactation: Official Journal of International Lactation Consultant Association
Joanie Jackson, Amanda Clark, Lindsey Pearse, Elizabeth A Miller, Heather Stanfield, Christopher J L Cunningham
America's aging population needs interprofessional health care providers committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. Considering the often negative attitudes held by health care students about older adults and the impact that can have on their care, it is important to explore factors that influence student attitudes and desire to provide geriatric care. Five hundred seventy-two students pursuing nursing, physical therapy, athletic training, dietetics, and social work degrees were surveyed. Students reported demographic factors, amount of contact with older adults, how rewarding that contact had been, and confidence and interest in working with older adults...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
Young Im Kim, Hyo Geun Geun, SookJa Choi, Young Sil Lee
PURPOSE: This study aimed to describe the perceived level of organizational commitment and organizational culture of Korean American Registered Nurses (KARNs) and to investigate predictors of job satisfaction. DESIGN: A total of 163 KARNs working in U.S. hospitals responded to a Web survey. Descriptive analysis, t test, analysis of variance, and stepwise regressions were used for data analysis. RESULTS: KARNs reported moderate levels of job satisfaction (3...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Transcultural Nursing: Official Journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society
Oluyemisi Aderomilehin, Angella Hanciles-Amu, Oluwatobi Ohiole Ozoya
BACKGROUND: Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the highest prevalence of HIV globally, and this is due to persistent new HIV infections and decline in HIV/AIDS-related mortality from improved access to antiretroviral (ART) therapy. There is a limited body of work on perspectives of health-care providers (HCPs) concerning disclosing outcomes of HIV investigations to children and adolescents in SSA. Most studies are country-specific, indicating a need for a regional scope. OBJECTIVE: To review the current literature on the perspectives of HCPs and caregivers of children and adolescents on age group-specific and culture-sensitive HIV disclosure practice...
2016: Frontiers in Public Health
Andreina Bruno, Fabrizio Bracco
Practitioners' well-being and clinical risk management are two interrelated concepts in healthcare. Patient safety, workers' safety and practitioners well-being have often been managed and measured with different methods, even though they are tightly linked. In this paper we propose a method that is suitable to increase organizational health. The action-research project aims to increase the commitment of healthcare managers and practitioners toward the development of an organizational culture which is oriented to patient and practitioner safety and well-being...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
Elizabeth Schenk, Cynthia F Corbett, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Julie Postma, Patricia Butterfield
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Nurses are committed to practice in an environmentally safe and healthy manner. However, nursing practice contributes significant negative impacts to the natural environment. We analyzed the psychometric properties of the Nurses Environmental Awareness Tool (NEAT), composed of 6 subscales, measuring awareness of environmental impacts and their health risks and ecological behaviors at work and home. METHODS: The NEAT was given to 689 nurses via online survey software...
2016: Journal of Nursing Measurement
Snigdha Dutta, Shazmin Majid, Birgit Völlm
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Forensic psychiatric nursing is a demanding nursing specialty that deals with a highly complex group of patients who are detained in restrictive environments, often for lengthy periods. There is little information about the daily experiences of these nurses. This study sought to explore the roles and relationships of forensic psychiatric nurses with long-stay patients in a high secure hospital in England. METHOD AND ANALYSIS: The study obtained data via three focus groups, and thematic analysis was carried out using NVIVO 10 software...
July 2016: Journal of Forensic Nursing
Kylie Eddy, Zoe Jordan, Matthew Stephenson
BACKGROUND: Teamwork is seen as an important element of patient care in acute hospital settings. The complexity of the journey of care for patients highlights the need for health professionals to collaborate and communicate clearly with each other. Health organizations in western countries are committed to improving patient safety through education of staff and teamwork education programs have been integral to this focus. There are no current systematic reviews of the experience of health professionals who participate in teamwork education in acute hospital settings...
April 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Chiara Bravetti, Antonello Cocchieri, Fabio D'Agostino, Ercole Vellone, Rosaria Alvaro, Maurizio Zega
Complexity of nursing care represents an important indicator in the planning and management of nursing resources and healthcare management. However, the term is not clearly defined in the literature. The aim of this article is to outline the main concepts associated with complexity of nursing care, trying to shed light on the different variables that constitute it. We conducted a review of the literature and selected 12 articles. The terms associated with the concept of complexity of nursing care include nursing intensity, nursing work, nursing workload, patient acuity and severity of illness...
May 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
Katy Dawley, Linda V Walsh
INTRODUCTION: As nurse-midwifery practice expanded beyond areas surrounding early nurse-midwifery education programs, leaders in the profession wanted to establish a strong diverse, inclusive professional organization, a necessary step in creating a diverse workforce (defined here as open to nurse-midwives of all colors, ethnicities, and national origins) that would maintain standards, provide continuing education, and facilitate communication among nurse-midwives. This research presents historical context and organizational factors supporting and limiting development of a workforce reflective of communities served by nurse-midwives...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Nurcan Uysal
OBJECTIVE: this study analyzed the influence of scenario-based skills training on students' learning skills. METHOD: the author evaluated the nursing skills laboratory exam papers of 605 sophomores in nursing programs for seven years. The study determined the common mistakes of students and the laboratory work was designed in a scenario-based format. The effectiveness of this method was evaluated by assessing the number of errors the students committed and their achievement scores in laboratory examinations...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Nancy Edwards, Dan Kaseje, Eulalia Kahwa, Hester C Klopper, Judy Mill, June Webber, Susan Roelofs, Jean Harrowing
BACKGROUND: The enormous impact of HIV on communities and health services in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean has especially affected nurses, who comprise the largest proportion of the health workforce in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Strengthening action-based leadership for and by nurses is a means to improve the uptake of evidence-informed practices for HIV care. METHODS: A prospective quasi-experimental study in Jamaica, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa examined the impact of establishing multi-stakeholder leadership hubs on evidence-informed HIV care practices...
2016: Implementation Science: IS
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