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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Care by districts nurses : management of patients with chronic-pain conditions, patient satisfaction and effects of pain advisers /

Törnkvist, Lena, January 1900 (has links)
Diss. (sammanfattning) Stockholm : Karol. inst., 2001. / Härtill 5 uppsatser.

Families' opinions regarding care in adult intensive care units at a public sector tertiary hospital in Gauteng

Rodrigues, Gayenor 13 June 2012 (has links)
M.Sc.(Nursing), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 2012 / The purpose of this study was to describe family members’ opinions regarding the quality of care and decision-making in the adult intensive care units. A quantitative descriptive research design was utilized to meet the study objectives. Structured interviews were conducted using the FS-ICU (24) questionnaire with participants (family members, n=100) drawn from three intensive care units. Descriptive and comparative statistics were used to analyse the data. Satisfaction with care was rated by family members’ as higher than their satisfaction with decision-making. Overall 91.0% (n=91) of family members’ were mostly satisfied with the care provided. Of the 24 items the management of patient symptoms was the most highly rated items. The least satisfied item related to the waiting room, which was rated as 93.0% (n=93) dissatisfactory. Frequency of communication, completeness of information, feeling excluded and unsupported during decision-making and the rigid visiting hours were areas identified for improvement in the ICU. These findings suggest that deficiencies exist in meeting family’ needs. Based on the research findings, it can be concluded that results of this study have supported the existing evidence in literature from previous studies on family satisfaction with care and decision-making in the ICU. Recommendations for nursing practice, education, research and institution are proposed.

The influence of selected factors upon supervisory decisions in the assignment of constant nursing care

Duncan, Alice E. January 1965 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--Boston University / PLEASE NOTE: Boston University Libraries did not receive an Authorization To Manage form for this thesis or dissertation. It is therefore not openly accessible, though it may be available by request. If you are the author or principal advisor of this work and would like to request open access for it, please contact us at open-help@bu.edu. Thank you. / 2031-01-01

The role of the South African Nursing Council in promoting ethical practice in the nursing profession: a normative analysis

Mathibe-Neke, Johanna Mmabojalwa January 2015 (has links)
A research report submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of MSc (Med) in Bioethics and Health Law, Steve Biko for Bioethics, University of Witwatersrand, May 2015 / In response to an increasing number of litigations relating to nursing care errors, negligence or acts and omissions that arise mostly due to unprofessional or unethical behaviour by nurse practitioners, compounded by the growing awareness of patient’s rights, nurse practitioners as such need an intervention by the regulatory body, the South African Nursing Council (SANC). The argument presented in this report is regarding the obligatory role of SANC to uphold professional and ethical practice for nurses in terms of the curriculum, the scope of practice, the code of ethics, continuing professional development and by offering an appropriate workplace ethical climate. The basis of the argument is philosophical perspectives, legislation and moral theories related to ethical practice. The moral theories applied to this study are deontology, utilitarianism, virtue ethics and Ubuntu as an African moral theory, whereas legislation relates to rules and regulations related to nursing practice. The overall significance of the study is to enhance nursing care with specific focus on upholding ethical principles from the SANC position, that will positively impact on the improvement of health care by nurses with reference to the Nursing Act No. 33 of 2005, The Bill of Rights (Constitution of South Africa), The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Patient’s Rights Charter, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) , the South African Nursing Council Code of ethics and the National Health Act 61 of 2003.

Patient satisfaction with nursing care : a meta synthesis

Chawani, Felesia Samuel 20 October 2009 (has links)
M.Sc. (Nursing), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, 2009 / The purpose of this study is to undertake an interpretive, descriptive meta synthesis of available literature of primary qualitative research findings on patient satisfaction with nursing care of adult patients in hospitals across the world. The study addresses the question about the experiences and expectations of adult patients regarding nursing care. It is argued that patient satisfaction provides a meaningful focus for improving quality of care, planning and evaluation of health care services. The data collected in this study were from the identified articles from a range of databases including Science direct, PubMed, CINAHL and EBSCO host. The findings reveal that 13 studies met the inclusion criteria. Four of these were undertaken in the Sweden, two in the USA, two in the UK, and one each from China, Iceland, Ireland, Greece and Western Australia. The population study sampled was 341 adult patients in the included primary research reports. The total population comprises of 132 males and 166 females. In the literature 49 themes were derived which were synthesised to four new themes namely: Caring, quality of care, communication and information, professional technical skills and competence, organizational and environmental factors. Therefore, this study focuses on these five themes that contribute to patient satisfaction. In conclusion, this study points out that despite the dissatisfaction with nursing care, some satisfaction were experienced and that these should be used for those considering whether or not to use patient satisfaction views and opinions in the care.

A study of comprehensive nursing assessment of patients in hospital.

January 1999 (has links)
by Lo Po Hung, Gordon. / Thesis submitted in: December 1998. / Thesis (M.Phil.)--Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999. / Includes bibliographical references (leaves 94-107). / Abstract and questionnaire also in Chinese. / ACKNOWLEDGMENTS / ABSTRACT (ENGLISH & CHINESE VERSION) --- p.ii / LIST OF TABLES --- p.vi / CHAPTER / Chapter 1. --- INTRODUCTION --- p.1 / Chapter 2. --- LITERATURE REVIEW --- p.3 / Nursing Assessment --- p.3 / Purpose of Nursing Assessment --- p.4 / The Importance of Nursing Assessment --- p.5 / The Influence of the Concepts of Health and Holism on Comprehensive Nursing Assessment --- p.7 / Philosophical Perspectives on Nursing Assessment --- p.8 / The Incorporation of Nursing Theories or Models into Nursing Assessment --- p.10 / Implementation of Comprehensive Nursing Assessment --- p.12 / Areas Included in the Comprehensive Nursing Assessment --- p.13 / Biophysical Assessment --- p.14 / Psychological Assessment --- p.16 / Sociocultural Assessment --- p.19 / Spiritual Assessment --- p.21 / Summary --- p.24 / Chapter 3. --- METHOD --- p.25 / Design --- p.26 / Sampling --- p.28 / Data Collection Methods --- p.32 / Data Collection Procedure --- p.37 / Pilot study --- p.39 / Reliability --- p.41 / Ethical Considerations --- p.43 / Data Analysis --- p.44 / Chapter 4. --- RESULTS --- p.47 / Sample Characteristics --- p.47 / Mean Scores for Comprehensive Assessment --- p.50 / Items with Higher and Lower Scores in the Questionnaires and the Checklists of Nursing Records --- p.53 / Items with Higher and Lower Means in Each Category in Comprehensive Assessment Questionnaire --- p.57 / Differences in the Total and Category Assessment Mean Scores --- p.59 / Factors Affecting the Implementation Comprehensive Nursing Assessment --- p.64 / Suggested Interventions to Enable Nurses to Perform Comprehensive Nursing Assessment --- p.67 / Chapter 5. --- DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION --- p.71 / The Performance of Comprehensive Nursing Assessment --- p.71 / The Focus of the Assessment within Each Component of Nursing Assessment --- p.74 / Factors Affecting the Implementation of Comprehensive Nursing Assessment --- p.81 / Limitations --- p.87 / Implications for Practice --- p.89 / Recommendations for Future Research --- p.91 / Conclusion --- p.92 / REFERENCES --- p.94

Selected variables influence on the nursing process /

Bluemlein, Laurie A. Edwards, Lauren D. January 1982 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Michigan, 1982. / "A research report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree ..."

Selected variables influence on the nursing process /

Bluemlein, Laurie A. Edwards, Lauren D. January 1982 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Michigan, 1982. / "A research report submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree ..."--T.p.

Cancer patients' perceptions of selected nursing interventions an exploratory study /

Rasmussen, Deborah J. January 1983 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1983. / Typescript. eContent provider-neutral record in process. Description based on print version record. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 113-120).

Becoming an effective practitioner through guided reflection

Johns, Christopher January 1997 (has links)
The study aimed to develop, monitor and explore the process and outcomes of guided reflection and its impact on enabling practitioners to achieve desirable and effective caring practice. A secondary focus of the study was to monitor and explore the process and outcomes of guided reflection as a form of critical action research which may generate theoretical insights regarding its use in clinical supervisory practices. The process referred to as 'guided reflection' was developed and used to guide this study. Guided reflection represents a form of social action research which was framed within an ontology and process of critical and reflexive phenomenology of experience between practitioners and their supervisors over a period of four years. Whilst each guided reflection relationship was written as a critical narrative to illuminate the reflexive development of effective practice, these narratives became a secondary level of analysis to construct meta-narratives of the nature of effective work and dynamics of guided reflection. Various frameworks were developed and tested within a reflexive process that was appropriately informed and juxtaposed with extant theory to adequately interpret and present the process and ou.tc omes of the study. The method and process of guided reflection generated two major empirical and theoretical insights. • 'The 'Being available' framework to know effective caring practice, presented as one major exemplar of 'Pru'. • Meta-reflection of methods and process of guided reflection. Three frameworks in particular are significant: . • 'Being available' as a parallel framework for effective supervision practice. This parallel framework supports the coherence between developmental and research processes. • The Model for Structured Reflection as an heuristic device for knowing reflection. • 'Framing perspectives' as a series of integrated lenses to focus on discrete layers of learning within reflection. The insights gained through the study have considerable significance for informing and guiding the future development of reflective practice within nursing curriculum, clinical supervision within practice, and the future development of nursing knowledge. The development of nursing knowledge is of particular significance in understanding the meaning and nuances of holistic nursing as a lived reality and have significantly contributed to the reflexive development of the Burford NDU Model: Caring in Practice. The study has become a springboard for research to gain further insight into the factors that facilitate or constrain the efficacy of guided reflection in enabling practitioners to know and realise desirable practice within everyday practice.

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