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n Health SA Gesondheid - Standard for clinical/nursing unit management in South Africa : research

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Abstract

The nursing unit manager is responsible and accountable for quality management of a clinical unit to facilitate quality nursing/midwifery care and education. The unit manager therefore requires practice guidelines on nursing unit management, reflecting excellence and presented in the form of standards and criteria in the form of a user-friendly instrument. The purpose of this research is to formulate standards for quality nursing unit management in South Africa and to develop an instrument for the evaluation of the quality of nursing unit management. A quantitative research design was followed. The standards were developed by the researcher, validated and tested by 391 appraisers in 137 different nursing units in Gauteng, over a period of four years. Construct/criterion validity and intra-class/rater reliability were statistically confirmed. The recommendations include further national validation of the standards and instrument, as well as the utilisation of these standards and instrument in the learning and education of students in nursing unit management, and as part of a quality improvement programme in a nursing service.

Die eenheidsbestuurder is verantwoordelik en aanspreeklik vir gehalte-bestuur van 'n kliniese eenheid om gehalte-verpleging en -onderrig in die eenheid te fasiliteer. Die eenheidsbestuurde benodig dus praktykriglyne oor enheidsbestuur wat voortreflikheid reflekteer en in die vorm van 'n gebruikersvriendelike instrument aangebied word. Die doel met hierdie navorsing is die formulering van standaarde vir gehalte-eenheidsbestuur in Suid-Afrika. 'n Kwantitatiewe navorsingsontwerp is gevolg. Die standaarde is deur die navorser ontwikkel en deur 391 evalueerders in 137 verskillende verplegingseenhede in Gauteng oor 'n tydperk van vier jaar gevalideer en getoets. Konstruk/kriteriumgeldigheid en intra-klas/ beoordeings-betroubaarheid is statisties bevestig. Die aanbevelings sluit die volgende in : 'n verdere nasionale validering van die standaarde en instrument, asook die benutting van die standaarde en instrument as 'n leer/onderrighulpmiddel vir studente in verplegings-eenheidsbestuur. Die instrument kan ook benut word in die gehalteverbeteringsprogram van 'n verpleegsdiens.

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2016-12-03
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