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Views of registered nurses and unlicensed assistive personnel on the differentiating aspects of their roles in a partnership model of care delivery

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Date Issued:
1996
Summary:
The purpose of this study was to explore, through a descriptive method, views of registered nurses and unlicensed assistive personnel about their roles. Data sources included interviews with three registered nurses and three unlicensed assistive workers practicing in partnership on an acute patient care unit. Study findings supported role theory assertions that role strain and stress, manifested as role ambiguity, role confusion, role overlapping, and role overload occur when the role transition process and role expectations are not clarified or nurtured among role partners. Implications for nursing practice include the following: (1) Nurses in clinical and administrative practice need to be sensitized to the importance of nurses and ancillary personnel being active participants in the work redesign process, and must support the value of caring that transpires in the nurse-patient relationship. (2) Role theory can be utilized to understand dynamics that occur in work settings of nurses and assistive partners.
Title: Views of registered nurses and unlicensed assistive personnel on the differentiating aspects of their roles in a partnership model of care delivery.
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Name(s): Sorbello, Barbara C.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Ray, Marilyn A., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1996
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 104 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this study was to explore, through a descriptive method, views of registered nurses and unlicensed assistive personnel about their roles. Data sources included interviews with three registered nurses and three unlicensed assistive workers practicing in partnership on an acute patient care unit. Study findings supported role theory assertions that role strain and stress, manifested as role ambiguity, role confusion, role overlapping, and role overload occur when the role transition process and role expectations are not clarified or nurtured among role partners. Implications for nursing practice include the following: (1) Nurses in clinical and administrative practice need to be sensitized to the importance of nurses and ancillary personnel being active participants in the work redesign process, and must support the value of caring that transpires in the nurse-patient relationship. (2) Role theory can be utilized to understand dynamics that occur in work settings of nurses and assistive partners.
Identifier: 15305 (digitool), FADT15305 (IID), fau:12075 (fedora)
Note(s): Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Thesis (M.S.N.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1996.
Subject(s): Differentiated nursing practice
Nursing services--Personnel management
Nurses--Attitudes
Nurses' aides
Nursing--Standards
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