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dc.contributor.authorStoresund, A
dc.contributor.authorMcMurray, A
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:17:19Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:17:19Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-10-13T10:04:05Z
dc.identifier.issn0964-3397
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.iccn.2009.02.001
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.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstone
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom120
dc.relation.ispartofpageto127
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIntensive and Critical Care Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume25
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleQuality of practice in an intensive care unit (ICU): A mini-ethnographic case study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcMurray, Anne M.


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