Joyce J. Fitzpatrick

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AIM The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between structural empowerment and patient safety culture among staff level Registered Nurses (RNs) within adult critical care units (ACCU). BACKGROUND There is literature to support the value of RNs' structurally empowered work environments and emerging literature towards patient safety(More)
The focus of this study was to modify a measure of recovery practice for mental health nurses and explore nurses' self reports of recovery practices. Findings support the soundness of the Recovery Self Assessment-Registered Nurse Version (RSA-RN) as a self-assessment instrument designed to evaluate recovery-oriented nursing practice. More favorable(More)
Nurses often provide care for patients and families who are suffering and where emotions are heightened. Compassion is an essential component of the care that nurses provide. Emotions play an important role in the relationship and communication between nurses, patients and families. Self-compassion is the ability to be compassionate to oneself, without this(More)
PURPOSE This study aims to explore the relationship between nurses' perceptions of empowerment and patient satisfaction using Kanter's theory as adapted by Laschinger and others. RESEARCH QUESTION Is there a positive relationship between nurses' perceptions of empowerment and patient satisfaction? METHOD A descriptive correlational design was used.(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine empowerment, job satisfaction levels, and relationships among 139 associate degree nursing educators.The Conditions of Work Effectiveness II, Psychological Empowerment Scale, and Job Diagnostic Survey were used. Findings indicated that the majority of educators were satisfied with their jobs as nursing faculty and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study describes the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI) and transformational leadership (TL) in nurse managers (NMs). BACKGROUND Effective NM leadership is important as they have direct influence over RN performance and patient outcomes. Research has demonstrated that a TL style generates greater commitment from followers than(More)
Empowerment of registered nurses through professional practice models inclusive of shared governance has been proposed as essential to improve quality patient care, contain costs, and retain nursing staff. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between perceptions of governance and empowerment among nurses working in acute care hospital(More)
New graduate RN retention in the first year of employment is a challenge for hospitals, ranging from a low of 25% to a high of 64%. he objectives of this study were to determine the retention and costs associated with the employment of new graduate RNs before and after the initiation of a specialized year-long critical care orientation program. Retention(More)
AIM This study explored the relationship between Registered Nurses' (RN) empowerment and intent to leave their current position and/or profession. BACKGROUND While there is documentation of the relationship between job satisfaction and retention, little is known about the relationship between empowerment and intent to leave either the current position(More)