Personnel Staffing and Scheduling

Publication Title: 
Healthcare Financial Management: Journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association

Accountable care organizations and population health management may require changes to the healthcare team, including new job descriptions. Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) has added new leaders to focus on population health. CHI has standardized job descriptions for upper management to reflect a focus on primary care.

Author(s): 
Sanford, Kathleen D.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nursing Administration

OBJECTIVES: The authors describe factors that facilitate positive changes in dementia care as perceived by long-term care employees. BACKGROUND: Creating positive changes in dementia care is a complex undertaking involving multiple variables. The perspectives of long-term care employees may provide important insight and direction for a successful change process. METHODS: A convenience sample of 181 long-term care employees utilized a q-sort methodology to provide data for this descriptive study. Results were analyzed using rankings and Spearman's rho correlation coefficient.

Author(s): 
Kovach, C. R.
Krejci, J. W.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Nursing Administration

OBJECTIVES: The authors describe factors that facilitate positive changes in dementia care as perceived by long-term care employees. BACKGROUND: Creating positive changes in dementia care is a complex undertaking involving multiple variables. The perspectives of long-term care employees may provide important insight and direction for a successful change process. METHODS: A convenience sample of 181 long-term care employees utilized a q-sort methodology to provide data for this descriptive study. Results were analyzed using rankings and Spearman's rho correlation coefficient.

Author(s): 
Kovach, C. R.
Krejci, J. W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Nursing Management

AIM: The main aim of this paper is to uncover whether the actual career choices and job values of newly qualified nurses are in accordance with the predictions they made at the commencement of their nursing education. BACKGROUND: A cohort of Norwegian nurse students was followed from the beginning of their education in 1998 through nursing school and 2,years after graduating. METHODS: Questionnaire data from 221 nursing students at three points in time: 1998, 2001 and 2003 were analysed with frequency distributions and paired samples t-tests.

Author(s): 
Rognstad, May-Karin
Aasland, Olaf
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care

Given the essential role of volunteers in hospice palliative care, it would be beneficial to have a recruitment and retention tool that is reliable and valid. To address this gap, the current investigation sought to adapt and extend the Inventory of Motivations for Palliative Care Volunteerism (IMPCV) of Claxton-Oldfield, Jefferies, Fawcett, Wasylkiw, and Claxton-Oldfield.(1) The purpose of study 1 was to address methodological concerns of the IMPCV using 141 undergraduate students.

Author(s): 
Claxton-Oldfield, Stephen
Wasylkiw, Louise
Mark, Mariko
Claxton-Oldfield, Jane
Publication Title: 
Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension

Night-shift work causes mental stress and lifestyle changes, and is recognized as a risk of cardiovascular diseases associated with impaired endothelial function. Aromatherapy is becoming popular as a complementary therapy that is beneficial for mental relaxation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy on the endothelial function of medical staff after night-shift work. This study consisted of 19 healthy medical personnel (19 men, mean age 32 � 7 years), including 11 physicians and 8 technicians.

Author(s): 
Shimada, Kenei
Fukuda, Shota
Maeda, Kumiko
Kawasaki, Toshihiro
Kono, Yasushi
Jissho, Satoshi
Taguchi, Haruyuki
Yoshiyama, Minoru
Yoshikawa, Junichi
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