Innovation in clinical learning for the acute hospital environment : nursing grand rounds

Gardner, Glenn, Woollett, Kaylene, Daly, Naomi, Richardson, Bronwyn, & Aitken, Leanne (2010) Innovation in clinical learning for the acute hospital environment : nursing grand rounds. Nursing Education Today, 30(8), pp. 737-741.

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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 post-test 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.

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ID Code: 38748
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: nursing grand rounds, nursing work satisfaction, evidenc-based practice
DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.01.015
ISSN: 0260-6917
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Elsevier
Deposited On: 22 Nov 2010 23:46
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:21

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