Innovation in Clinical Learning for the Acute Hospital Environment: Nursing Grand Rounds

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Title Innovation in Clinical Learning for the Acute Hospital Environment: Nursing Grand Rounds
Author Gardner, Glenn; Woollett, Kaylene; Daly, Naomi; Richardson, Bronwyn; Aitken, Leanne Maree
Journal Name Nurse Education Today
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract The literature reports that workload factors affect nurses' ability to fully engage in continuing professional development. Hence the work environment in acute care calls for innovative approaches to achieve continuous development of nursing practice and work satisfaction. This study employs a one group pre-test post-test design to test the effectiveness of nursing grand rounds on nursing worklife satisfaction and work environment in an acute surgical ward. The effect of nursing grand rounds was measured using the Nursing Worklife Satisfaction Scale and the Practice Environment Scale. There was no change between pre- and posttest on these measures but trends were evident in some component scores. Statistical results were inconclusive but observational data indicated that nursing grand rounds was found to be feasible, well attended with tested processes for implementation in an acute care environment.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2010.01.015
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 30
Issue Number 8
Page from 737
Page to 741
ISSN 0260-6917
Date Accessioned 2011-02-09
Date Available 2011-03-21T07:22:17Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/37376
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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