Nurse Study Review
Vahey et al. (2004) research indicated the importance of investigating the role of environment and clinical situation for both nurse performance and patient satisfaction. This study is a quantitative approach to investigating these topics as it sought to find correlations between these variables.
The article is premised on the idea that nurses employed in hospitals are experiencing greater workloads resulting in career fatigue and burnout. The article incorporated past research on these topics and suggested that "Indeed, more than 40% of hospital staff nurses score in the high range for job-related burnout, and more than 1 in 5 hospital staff nurses say they intend to leave their hospital jobs within 1 year. The understaffing of nurses and the overwork of health professionals in hospitals are ranked by consumers as major threats to patient safety, and more patients are bringing their own caregivers to the hospital with them."
The significance to nursing of this problems is explicit. By improving the ability of nurses in their clinical environment, an effect should be...
The objective of this study was to determine if there is a correlation between nurse burnout and patient satisfaction while exploring the impact of the features of the environment and organizational climate in which they work.
Methods of Study
The study used a survey from 1991 to derive data from patients and nurses. For this study 820 nurses were used and 621 patients were used to gather the information. The information collected from this survey incorporated the Nursing Work Index and Maslach Burnout Inventory, while the patients survey was measured using the La Monica Oberst Patient Satisfaction Scale. There are several key measurements that the study aimed to divide and organize its findings. These included the Nurse Work Environment, Hospital and Unit Characteristics, Nurse Burnout and Intent to Leave, Patient Satisfaction, and Nurse and Patient Characteristics.
The results of the study were not surprising in many ways, but leads to common sense about job performance within a clinical setting. The stress of nurses jobs in being factored into the performance of job is obvious at many levels. The details of this study however reveal key information that can help bring a deeper and more wise approach to the subject of nurse burnout and the amount of patients that they must treat in their daily routine.…
Vahey, D.C., Aiken, L.H., Sloane, D.M., Clarke, S.P., & Vargas, D. (2004). Nurse burnout and patient satisfaction. Medical care, 42(2 Suppl), II57.
Nursing Shortage Review On Nurses Shortage The supply of professional nurses relative to the increase in demand for their services has been on a general decline over the years. As a career choice, nursing has been facing perennial shortage of professionals. Most healthcare organizations will affirm that their daunting tasks were recruiting fresh nurses and retaining the ones already in practice. The 2008 projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that
Nursing Upon reviewing the study, "Role stress and job satisfaction for nurse specialists" conducted by Chen, Chen, Tsai, and Lo in 2007, several different problems with the study come to light. Some of these problems or issues may be insignificant while others may be so significant as to render the study meaningless. Certainly in view of these issues, this study should not be used as a basis for recommending any administrative
Nursing Study Proposed Qualitative Research: The National Nursing Shortage The healthcare industry has a significant challenge ahead of it and most evidence suggests that the severity of this challenge will only get worse if resolutions aren't soon implemented. Here, we refer to the national nursing shortage that deprives hospital patients of quality care, that overburdens nurses on duty and that generally detracts from the performance of a healthcare facility on the whole.
Nurse Lit Review TYPE OF RESEARCH STUDY - Quantitative or qualitative Descriptive, correlational, experimental, quasi-experimental, phenomenological, grounded theory ethnographic, historical SAMPLE METHOD & SAMPLE SIZE Knoll, Lautenschlager & Lipp (2009). British Journal of Nursing. Impact of workload on hygiene practices. Quantitative. Experimental. trials of nursing staff. Statistical. Enforcing hygiene practices has practical healing benefits for nurses. Souweine, B. et al. (2009). Intensive Care Medical Journal. Compared hygiene practices. Hand rubbing vs. hand washing. Quantitative. Experimental. person nursing staff. Workers completed self report questionnaires. Hand rubbing with alcohol
Resources needed include manpower and positional aids mentioned previously in this report. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the change would be accomplished through data collection related to the frequency of pressure ulcer occurrence in patients and nurse compliance in the four hours supine positional rotation of patients. Questionnaires will also be administered to nursing staff in order to gain insight as to their attitudes, behaviors and perceived barriers to
Nursing Literature Review (Nursing) McCArthy, A., Shaban, R., Boys, J., & Winch, S. (2010). Compliance, normality, and the patient on peritoneal dialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 37(3), 243-251. Key Words, data bases, limitations: compliance, gerontology, medication compliance Alexandra McCarthy, Ramon Shaban, Jennifer Boys & Sarah Winch "Compliance, normality, and the patient on peritoneal dialysis." Journal: Nephrology Nursing Journal Volume: Issues: Pages: 2010: 37: 3: 243-251. Qualitative Location/Setting: Case study completed within the ambulatory dialysis of a large metropolitan hospital in