Tan, XW and Lopez, V and Cleary, M, Views of recent Singapore nursing graduates: factors influencing nurse-patient interaction in hospital settings, Contemporary Nurse, 52, (5) pp. 602-611. ISSN 1037-6178 (2016) [Refereed Article]
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Background: The nurse–patient relationship is central to the provision of positive and effective care delivery.
Aim: This exploratory study investigated recent Singapore nursing graduates’ experience of factors that facilitate and/or impede nurse–patient interaction in hospital settings.
Design: Qualitative descriptive design using semi-structured interviews.
Methods: Individual interviews were conducted with 11 graduate nurses until theoretical saturation of ideas was achieved. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed and analysed using thematic analysis.
Findings: The three themes that emerged from the nursing interviews were: patient-related factors, nurse-related factors, and care culture-related factors. Conclusions: Transitioning to practice can be challenging for new graduate nurses. These findings have implications for education programs and the role of the nurse.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||communication, continuing professional development, new nursing graduates, nurse workforce challenges, interaction, Singapore|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Mental Health|
|Objective Group:||Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental Health|
|UTAS Author:||Cleary, M (Professor Michelle Cleary)|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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