Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorWhite, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorVirk, Navjot
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-28T22:47:34Z
dc.date.available2015-02-23T08:00:40Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-28
dc.date.submitted2015en
dc.identifier.citationVirk, N. (2015). Exploring the Barriers and Facilitators of Nurse Engagement in Comfort Rounds (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/26105en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/2036
dc.description.abstractBackground. Nurses have an opportunity to improve services and enhance patient care. The purpose of this research is to highlight the missing voice of the frontline nurses and their experience in implementing a quality improvement (QI) initiative called comfort rounds. Comfort rounds are an Elder-Friendly QI initiative that involves purposive rounding conducted at regular intervals on patient care units. Objectives. 1) To understand the experiences of nurses that participated in comfort rounds. 2) To describe the facilitators and barriers to the participation of nurses in the introduction of comfort rounds. Methods. A single case study design, using multiple data sources, was used to explore and collect detailed descriptions of comfort round implementation on an acute medical unit. Findings. Frontline staff can help identify barriers and facilitators for comfort rounds. Engaging frontline nurses throughout the entire QI initiative process (i.e. from planning stages to sustainability) is essential for implementing practice change.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectNursing
dc.subject.classificationNurseen_US
dc.subject.classificationengagementen_US
dc.subject.classificationcomfort roundsen_US
dc.subject.classificationquality improvementen_US
dc.titleExploring the Barriers and Facilitators of Nurse Engagement in Comfort Rounds
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.facultyNursing
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/26105
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Nursing
thesis.degree.nameMN
thesis.degree.disciplineNursing
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid2924
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
ucalgary.item.requestcopytrue


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record