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Twenty-four hour care: implications for the role and developmental needs of nurses in acute and community settings.
J Nurs Manag. 2009 Jul; 17(5):594-602.JN

Abstract

AIM(S)

The aim of this study was to explore the challenges of providing continuity within the 24-hour nursing service. It explored why nurses work at night and what issues this raises for them.

BACKGROUND

The manner in which new ways of working affect the work or CPD (Continuing Professional Development) requirements of ward-based nurses or their community counterparts has received little attention. The aim of this study was to explore these issues with a diverse sample of practitioners.

METHOD(S)

Twenty-seven staff from four settings (two acute trusts and two community teams) participated in this qualitative study employing focus groups and interviews.

RESULTS

The nature of night nursing is changing; expanded roles and responsibilities are common. However, CPD remains problematic, as a result of constraints around time and access. Context-specific issues shape the nature of night working in acute and community settings and should be considered when planning CPD.

CONCLUSION(S)

There is a need to re-examine what CPD is available for practitioners providing care around the clock. Traditional forms of CPD may not reflect the evolving reality of practice at night.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT

There is a need to ensure CPD opportunities are reviewed regularly to reflect changing 24-hour service demands in all settings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Health & Social Sciences, Middlesex University, 2-10 Highgate Hill, London N19 5LW, UK. d.kelly@mdx.ac.ukNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19575718

Citation

Kelly, Daniel, et al. "Twenty-four Hour Care: Implications for the Role and Developmental Needs of Nurses in Acute and Community Settings." Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 17, no. 5, 2009, pp. 594-602.
Kelly D, Berridge EJ, Gould D. Twenty-four hour care: implications for the role and developmental needs of nurses in acute and community settings. J Nurs Manag. 2009;17(5):594-602.
Kelly, D., Berridge, E. J., & Gould, D. (2009). Twenty-four hour care: implications for the role and developmental needs of nurses in acute and community settings. Journal of Nursing Management, 17(5), 594-602. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2834.2008.00890.x
Kelly D, Berridge EJ, Gould D. Twenty-four Hour Care: Implications for the Role and Developmental Needs of Nurses in Acute and Community Settings. J Nurs Manag. 2009;17(5):594-602. PubMed PMID: 19575718.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Twenty-four hour care: implications for the role and developmental needs of nurses in acute and community settings. AU - Kelly,Daniel, AU - Berridge,Emma-Jane, AU - Gould,Dinah, PY - 2009/7/7/entrez PY - 2009/7/7/pubmed PY - 2009/10/9/medline SP - 594 EP - 602 JF - Journal of nursing management JO - J Nurs Manag VL - 17 IS - 5 N2 - AIM(S): The aim of this study was to explore the challenges of providing continuity within the 24-hour nursing service. It explored why nurses work at night and what issues this raises for them. BACKGROUND: The manner in which new ways of working affect the work or CPD (Continuing Professional Development) requirements of ward-based nurses or their community counterparts has received little attention. The aim of this study was to explore these issues with a diverse sample of practitioners. METHOD(S): Twenty-seven staff from four settings (two acute trusts and two community teams) participated in this qualitative study employing focus groups and interviews. RESULTS: The nature of night nursing is changing; expanded roles and responsibilities are common. However, CPD remains problematic, as a result of constraints around time and access. Context-specific issues shape the nature of night working in acute and community settings and should be considered when planning CPD. CONCLUSION(S): There is a need to re-examine what CPD is available for practitioners providing care around the clock. Traditional forms of CPD may not reflect the evolving reality of practice at night. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: There is a need to ensure CPD opportunities are reviewed regularly to reflect changing 24-hour service demands in all settings. SN - 1365-2834 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19575718/Twenty_four_hour_care:_implications_for_the_role_and_developmental_needs_of_nurses_in_acute_and_community_settings_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2834.2008.00890.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -