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The nurses' experience of being assisted in practice by multiskilled personnel

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Date Issued:
1996
Summary:
This study's purpose was to explore, through a descriptive method, the registered nurses' experience of being assisted in practice by multiskilled personnel for the provision of direct patient care. The multiskilled personnel were unlicensed, functioned in an assistive role to the nurse, and were trained at the hospital to perform technical direct patient care tasks. Data sources included interviews with three registered nurses. Study findings supported the existence of a caring nurse-multiskilled assistant relationship that was characterized by the concepts of communication, task responsibility, reciprocal helping, respect, commitment to a shared goal, and nurse leadership. Through a dialectical process, where the thesis was the nurse-patient relationship as identified in the study and the antithesis was the multiskilled assistant-patient relationship, the nurse-multiskilled assistant-patient relationship was synthesized. The study findings in relationship to previous studies, team theory, and Nursing as Caring theory were discussed.
Title: The nurses' experience of being assisted in practice by multiskilled personnel.
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Name(s): Ross, Michele Alessa Stankes.
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: 91 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study's purpose was to explore, through a descriptive method, the registered nurses' experience of being assisted in practice by multiskilled personnel for the provision of direct patient care. The multiskilled personnel were unlicensed, functioned in an assistive role to the nurse, and were trained at the hospital to perform technical direct patient care tasks. Data sources included interviews with three registered nurses. Study findings supported the existence of a caring nurse-multiskilled assistant relationship that was characterized by the concepts of communication, task responsibility, reciprocal helping, respect, commitment to a shared goal, and nurse leadership. Through a dialectical process, where the thesis was the nurse-patient relationship as identified in the study and the antithesis was the multiskilled assistant-patient relationship, the nurse-multiskilled assistant-patient relationship was synthesized. The study findings in relationship to previous studies, team theory, and Nursing as Caring theory were discussed.
Identifier: 9780591177671 (isbn), 15361 (digitool), FADT15361 (IID), fau:12128 (fedora)
Note(s): Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1996.
Subject(s): Delegation of authority
Nursing services--Personnel management
Differentiated nursing practice
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