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dc.contributor.authorStoresund, Anetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcmurray, Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:24:55Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:24:55Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-10-13T10:04:05Z
dc.identifier.issn09643397en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.iccn.2009.02.001en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/34602
dc.description.abstractBackground Nurses' perspectives of maintaining quality practice is important in the context of today's safety and quality agenda. This study provides a snapshot of registered nurses' perspectives on practice quality in one Australian ICU. Methods A mini-ethnographic case study examined how quality is embedded in the culture of ICU nursing. Semi-structured interviews of 10 informants were analysed using Spradley's (Spradley JP. The ethnographic interview. Sydney: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc.;1979) ethnographic guidelines. Findings Three major themes influenced nursing quality: maintaining cohesiveness in a complex and stressful environment; rapid, effective and respectful communication; and specialist knowledge gained through experience and formal learning. Conclusion The nurses reported satisfaction with the quality of their ICU practice, but revealed factors that could diminish quality and contribute to job dissatisfaction. Given current recruitment and retention issues and the link between satisfaction and retention, it is important to consider this these factors in advancing the knowledge base for workforce planning.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstoneen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom120en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto127en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIntensive and Critical Care Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099en_US
dc.titleQuality of practice in an intensive care unit (ICU): A mini-ethnographic case studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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