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

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dc.contributor.advisor Persaud, Malini
dc.creator Elliott, Lucy Anthonia
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-26T14:21:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-26T14:21:57Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-05-27
dc.date.issued 2015-01-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10315/28189
dc.description.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.
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject Nursing
dc.title Restorative Care Unit: A Focused Ethnography of Leadership in a 20- Bed Hospital
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.discipline Nursing
dc.degree.name MScN - Master of Science in Nursing
dc.degree.level Master's
dc.date.updated 2015-01-26T14:21:57Z
dc.subject.keywords Uncertainty en_US
dc.subject.keywords Personal support workers (PSWs) en_US
dc.subject.keywords Health care aides (HCAs) en_US
dc.subject.keywords Unregulated care workers (URWs) en_US
dc.subject.keywords Acute geriatric care units en_US
dc.subject.keywords Acute care for elder units en_US
dc.subject.keywords Restorative care en_US
dc.subject.keywords Restorative care unit (RCU) en_US
dc.subject.keywords Acute care en_US
dc.subject.keywords Staff mix models en_US
dc.subject.keywords Hospital en_US
dc.subject.keywords Staffing en_US
dc.subject.keywords Registered nurse (RN) en_US
dc.subject.keywords Registered practical nurse (RPN) en_US
dc.subject.keywords Leadership en_US
dc.subject.keywords Supervision en_US
dc.subject.keywords Teamwork en_US
dc.subject.keywords Interdisciplinary team en_US
dc.subject.keywords Relationships en_US
dc.subject.keywords Hierarchies en_US

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