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dc.titleTHE EXPERIENCES OF SUB-ACUTE GERIATRIC MONITORING UNIT NURSES: AN EXPLORATORY QUALITATIVE STUDY
dc.contributor.authorPANG MING-LI ASHLEIGH
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-07T05:29:59Z
dc.date.available2019-05-07T05:29:59Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-25
dc.identifier.citationPANG MING-LI ASHLEIGH (2019-05-25). THE EXPERIENCES OF SUB-ACUTE GERIATRIC MONITORING UNIT NURSES: AN EXPLORATORY QUALITATIVE STUDY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/153794
dc.description.abstractBackground and Objective: Delirium and dementia are prevalent in the elderly population. As Singapore rapidly transits into an aging society, it is imperative that specialized geriatric units such as the Sub-Acute Geriatric Monitoring Unit should be recognised. However, given the novelty of such units, the experiences of nurses working there have yet to be explored. This study explored the experiences of nurses working in the Sub-Acute Geriatric Monitoring Unit after the completion of a compulsory GMU training programme. Methods: Purposive sampling was conducted to recruit 15 nurses from the Sub-Acute Geriatric Monitoring Unit. In-depth semi-structured individual interviews were conducted. These interviews were then transcribed and analysed using Braun and Clark’s six phases of thematic analysis. Results: The analysis revealed four main themes: (i) Challenges experienced; (ii) Value of knowledge; (iii) Dynamics of healthcare team; and (iv) Positive emotions and satisfaction gained. Conclusion: This study suggest that the compulsory training programme was able to provide the nurses with the educational support required. However, proper guidelines for patient admission into the unit still need to be established in order to alleviate the nurses’ uncertainties and achieve equilibrium between the workload and manpower available. Lastly, the establishment of a support structure may be necessary to promote adequate support amongst nurses during crucial situations.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectDelirium
dc.subjectDementia
dc.subjectNurses
dc.subjectSub-acute Geriatric Monitoring Unit
dc.subjectTraining programme
dc.subjectMultidisciplinary
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentNURSING/ALICE LEE CTR FOR NURSING STUD
dc.contributor.supervisorJEANETTE IGNACIO
dc.description.degreeBachelor's
dc.description.degreeconferredBachelor of Science (Nursing)(Honours)
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