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Title: EXPLORING THE PERCEPTIONS OF REGISTERED NURSES AND NON-REGISTERED NURSES TOWARDS NURSING TEAMWORK IN THE GENERAL WARD SETTING: A QUALITATIVE STUDY
Authors: SER TING FANG
Keywords: Teamwork
Missed nursing care
Registered nurses
Nursing assistants
Nursing
Patient care
Qualitative study
Issue Date: 25-May-2019
Citation: SER TING FANG (2019-05-25). EXPLORING THE PERCEPTIONS OF REGISTERED NURSES AND NON-REGISTERED NURSES TOWARDS NURSING TEAMWORK IN THE GENERAL WARD SETTING: A QUALITATIVE STUDY. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Aim: To explore the perceptions of Registered Nurses (RN) and Non-Registered Nurses (Non-RN) on factors affecting nursing teamwork in the general ward setting. Background: Missed nursing care is a prevalent problem among patient care all over the world. Previous studies identified nursing teamwork as a massive contributor to the occurrence of missed care, but little is investigated on the RN and non-RN’s perceptions of the underlying factors relating teamwork to missed care itself. Therefore, it is important to explore these factors to understand and enhance intra-professional teamwork among nurses, thereby improving overall patient care. Methods: A descriptive exploratory qualitative study was conducted. Purposive sampling was used to recruit ten registered nurses, six enrolled nurses and three healthcare assistants working in the general ward setting. Two RN, two non-RN and one mixed RN and non-RN focus group discussions were conducted using a semi-structured interview guide. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the transcripts. Findings: Thematic analysis revealed four main themes from the data including: “Inter-personal relationships”, “Superiority and power”, “Expectations of one another” and “Reciprocal effect”. Registered nurses and non-registered nurses in a typical nursing unit described their level of teamwork in a shift, their good and bad experiences with teamwork, as well as what contributes to effective and ineffective teamwork. Conclusion: The findings highlighted factors affecting teamwork within the nursing unit and its relation to missed care. More support by nursing leaders and compliance of nursing staff is required to improve ward culture; focusing on factors affecting nurse-to-nurse collaborations. Implications: The study illuminated areas to be addressed by the nursing leaders and hospitals to improve inter-personal collegial relationships, communication, attitudes and expectations so that nurses can work collaboratively to reduce missed care in the wards.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/154097
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