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Restorative Care Unit: A Focused Ethnography of Leadership in a 20- Bed Hospital

Restorative Care Unit: A Focused Ethnography of Leadership in a 20- Bed Hospital

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Title: Restorative Care Unit: A Focused Ethnography of Leadership in a 20- Bed Hospital
Author: Elliott, Lucy Anthonia
Abstract: The creation of a restorative care unit (RCU) within an acute care environment caused a change in the nursing team relationships that impacted leadership and culture of the RCU. A focused ethnographic approach provided insight into the nursing team members’ (registered nurses [RNs], registered practical nurses [RPNs] and personal support workers [PSWs]) shared experiences, and the contextual factors that impacted the culture of the RCU. Critical Social Theory and intersectionality (Hankivsky & Christoffersen, 2008) provided the theoretical basis for the study design, data collection and data analysis for understanding the experiences on the RCU. This study found four themes: (1) uncertainty within a new intersection; (2) working together emerges from within; (3) leading within the hierarchy; and (4) everyone contributing within a team. The implications for practice, policy and research include PSWs being an integral part of the nursing team, need for more RCUs, and examining best place for RCUs.
Subject: Nursing
Keywords: Uncertainty
Personal support workers (PSWs)
Health care aides (HCAs)
Unregulated care workers (URWs)
Acute geriatric care units
Acute care for elder units
Restorative care
Restorative care unit (RCU)
Acute care
Staff mix models
Hospital
Staffing
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered practical nurse (RPN)
Leadership
Supervision
Teamwork
Interdisciplinary team
Relationships
Hierarchies
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/28189
Supervisor: Persaud, Malini
Degree: MScN - Master of Science in Nursing
Program: Nursing
Exam date: 2014-05-27
Publish on: 2015-01-26

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