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Qualitative Nursing Research Critique on the Relationship of Nursing Unit Structure to Patient Satisfaction
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Qualitative Nursing Research Critique on the Relationship of Nursing Unit Structure to Patient Satisfaction Abstract A study conducted in medical-surgical settings with regard to the relationship of patient characteristics to the organizational structure of the nursing unit was able to explain how certain factors such as nursing staffing in a hospital and hospital size could affect not just the satisfaction of the patients but their overall well-being as well.
Qualitative Nursing Research Critique on the Relationship of Nursing Unit Structure to Patient Satisfaction In the field of medicine, most of the time patients under similar diagnoses may not have similar outcomes. This makes for the uncertainty that is commonly present under medical conditions (Lubin, Smith, Dodson, Spell, & Walker, 2010). What can be certain however is the satisfaction or dissatisfaction of both the patients and the level of engagement of the nursing staff that serves them. In a study conducted by Bacon and Mark in 2009, they were able to make a connection between the management and organization of nursing staff units and the level of satisfaction of patients and their characteristics under medical-surgical settings in 146 hospitals. By finding out how the response and availability of nursing staff could affect the satisfaction of patients in inpatient settings, the research was able to conclude that modifications in the work structure and the engagement levels of staff could give better service to patients, especially those recovering from surgeries. ...
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