|School or College
|College of Nursing
|Oleson, Kathy J.
|Investigation of supporting and restraining factors for instituting collaborative practice in a community hospital
|The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of instituting collaborative practice in the Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital. The conceptual framework for the study was based on Kurt Lewin's theory of Force Field Analysis. Determining the forces involved in a setting, and categorizing them as restraining or supporting forces provide information for effecting change. From a force field analysis, a determination can be made of whether or not a change is actually possible. Restraining and supporting forces were identified by administering questionnaires to nurses, physicians, and administrative personnel who would be involved in or affect by change. Evaluations of the questionnaires as to supporting, restraining or neutral were completed by a panel of six judges. The panel included a Director of Nursing, Director of Continuing Education, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Medical director of an Intensive Care Unit, a physician who was one of the highest admitters to an Intensive Care Unit over a period of one year, and the Director of Institutional Research in the hospital being studied. Results of the study supported the feasibility of implementing collaborative practice in a small community hospital in Ogden, Utah.
|University of Utah
|Organization and Administration; Nurse-Physician Joint Practice; Utah; Odgen
|Hospitals, Community; Intensive Care Units; Nursing Care; Physicians
|University of Utah
|Relation is Version of
|Digital reproduction of "An investigation of supporting and restraining factors for instituting collaborative practice in a community hospital". Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Print version of "An investigation of supporting and restraining factors for instituting collaborative practice in a community hospital". available at J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collection. R 117.5 1984 O43.
|© Kathy J. Oleson.
|Original: University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (no longer available).
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