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Enhancing Collaborative Communication of Nurse and Physician Leadership in Two Intensive Care Units
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Study findings provide evidence that nurse–physician collaborative communication can be improved, and nursing leadership and problem solving between groups increased. Expand
Managers' leadership and critical care nurses' intent to stay.
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Managers with leadership styles that seek and value contributions from staff, promote a climate in which information is shared effectively, promote decision making at the staff nurse level, exert position power, and influence coordination of work to provide a milieu that maintains a stable cadre of nurses are recommended. Expand
Manager Leadership and Retention of Hospital Staff Nurses
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Effectes of manager characteristics were traced to retention through work characteristics, job stress, job satisfaction, commitment, and intent to stay, and theoretical variables explained 22% of the retention variance. Expand
The NDNQI-Adapted Index of Work Satisfaction
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The findings from the two studies indicate that the adapted Index of Work Satisfaction has a structure similar to the original instrument and is a reliable and valid measure of work satisfaction at the patient care unit level. Expand
End-of-life care in the intensive care unit: a challenge for nurses.
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Cultural issues influencing end-of-life care in intensive care units are explored, factors surrounding the limited involvement of critical care nurses in end- of-life decision making and care planning are investigated, and recommendations for changing nursing practice are offered. Expand
The relationship between direct-care RN specialty certification and surgical patient outcomes.
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Findings lend credence to perioperative, SICU, and surgical nurses participating in lifelong learning and continuous professional development, including achievement of specialty certification, as well as to direct-care, specialty-certified nurses employed inperioperative units. Expand
Communication and End‐of‐Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit: Patient, Family, and Clinician Outcomes
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Evidence suggests that improving end-of-life communication in ICUs can improve the quality of care by resulting in earlier transition to palliative care for patients who ultimately do not survive and by increasing family and clinician satisfaction. Expand
Unit Type Differences in RN Workgroup Job Satisfaction
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Differences in RN workgroup job satisfaction were examined among 10 unit types—medical-surgical, step-down, critical care, pediatric, maternal-newborn, psychiatric, emergency department, rehabilitation, surgical services, and outpatient clinics and labs. Expand
A qualitative analysis of family member needs and concerns in the population of patients with burns.
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Satisfaction of personal needs, financial support, and information needs were greater among family members of intensive care unit patients in comparison with step-down patients, highlighting the importance of communication and reassurance between the burn team and the family members. Expand
A measure of palliative care in nursing homes.
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The PCS measures the extent to which the nursing home staff engage in palliative care practices and have knowledge consistent with good end-of-life care, an essential foundation to providing good end of life care to nursing home residents. Expand
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