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dc.contributor.advisorPersaud, Malini
dc.creatorElliott, Lucy Anthonia
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
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dc.titleRestorative Care Unit: A Focused Ethnography of Leadership in a 20- Bed Hospital
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation - Master of Science in Nursing's
dc.subject.keywordsPersonal support workers (PSWs)en_US
dc.subject.keywordsHealth care aides (HCAs)en_US
dc.subject.keywordsUnregulated care workers (URWs)en_US
dc.subject.keywordsAcute geriatric care unitsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsAcute care for elder unitsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsRestorative careen_US
dc.subject.keywordsRestorative care unit (RCU)en_US
dc.subject.keywordsAcute careen_US
dc.subject.keywordsStaff mix modelsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsRegistered nurse (RN)en_US
dc.subject.keywordsRegistered practical nurse (RPN)en_US
dc.subject.keywordsInterdisciplinary teamen_US

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