A quantitative exploration of the subjective burden experienced by nurses when caring for patients with delirium.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/271660
Title:
A quantitative exploration of the subjective burden experienced by nurses when caring for patients with delirium.
Authors:
Mc Donnell, Siobhan; Timmins, Fiona
Affiliation:
Milford Care Centre, Limerick, Ireland.
Citation:
A quantitative exploration of the subjective burden experienced by nurses when caring for patients with delirium. 2012, 21 (17-18):2488-98 J Clin Nurs
Journal:
Journal of clinical nursing
Issue Date:
Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/271660
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04130.x
PubMed ID:
22784045
Abstract:
The aim of this study is to examine the subjective burden experienced by nurses when they provide care for patients with acute delirium.; Nurses' responses to dealing with the increased functional and copious demands associated with caring for a patient with delirium are not well explored.; The study was descriptive and retrospective, adopting quantitative research methodologies.; The Strain of Care for Delirium Index (SCDI) was used to collect data in 2007 from a random sample of the national nurses' register (n=800), in the Republic of Ireland.; The subjective burden that nurses experience when caring for patients with delirium was high (M=2.97). The hyperactive/hyperalert subscale was deemed the most challenging to deal with (M=3.41). In relation to individual behaviours, the patients who averaged highest in terms of burden are those who are uncooperative and difficult to manage (M=3.58).; This study represents the first reported measurement and examination of the subjective burden nurses experience when caring for patients with delirium, following initial development and testing of a sensitive tool (International Journal of Nursing Studies41, 775). Findings outlined the subtypes and behaviours that increase the burden of caring for patients with delirium. This is an issue that needs to be addressed and further research is needed to explore the impact of nurse reactions further and to identify supportive/preventative methods for nurses. A specific examination into the factors that cause high levels of strain needs is required.; This study highlights and confirms that nursing patients with delirium is challenging for nurses. It raises awareness of the practice and policy implications of nurses' potential negative reactions to these patients. It highlights the need for additional training and education to ensure that nurses understand this condition to provide for prevention, early detection and prompt intervention.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to examine the subjective burden experienced by nurses when they provide care for patients with acute delirium. Background: Nurses' responses to dealing with the increased functional and copious demands associated with caring for a patient with delirium are not well explored. Design: The study was descriptive and retrospective, adopting quantitative research methodologies. Methods: The Strain of Care for Delirium Index (SCDI) was used to collect data in 2007 from a random sample of the national nurses' register (n=800), in the Republic of Ireland. Results: The subjective burden that nurses experience when caring for patients with delirium was high (M=2.97). The hyperactive/hyperalert subscale was deemed the most challenging to deal with (M=3.41). In relation to individual behaviours, the patients who averaged highest in terms of burden are those who are uncooperative and difficult to manage (M=3.58). Conclusion: This study represents the first reported measurement and examination of the subjective burden nurses experience when caring for patients with delirium, following initial development and testing of a sensitive tool (International Journal of Nursing Studies41, 775). Findings outlined the subtypes and behaviours that increase the burden of caring for patients with delirium. This is an issue that needs to be addressed and further research is needed to explore the impact of nurse reactions further and to identify supportive/preventative methods for nurses. A specific examination into the factors that cause high levels of strain needs is required. Relevance To Clinical Practice: This study highlights and confirms that nursing patients with delirium is challenging for nurses. It raises awareness of the practice and policy implications of nurses' potential negative reactions to these patients. It highlights the need for additional training and education to ensure that nurses understand this condition to provide for prevention, early detection and prompt intervention.
Keywords:
NURSES; STRESS
Local subject classification:
DELIRIUM
MeSH:
Adult; Delirium; Female; Humans; Ireland; Male; Middle Aged; Nurses; Retrospective Studies; Stress, Psychological
ISSN:
1365-2702

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dc.contributor.authorMc Donnell, Siobhanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTimmins, Fionaen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-11T12:45:54Z-
dc.date.available2013-03-11T12:45:54Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-
dc.identifier.citationA quantitative exploration of the subjective burden experienced by nurses when caring for patients with delirium. 2012, 21 (17-18):2488-98 J Clin Nursen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1365-2702-
dc.identifier.pmid22784045-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04130.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/271660-
dc.descriptionAims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to examine the subjective burden experienced by nurses when they provide care for patients with acute delirium. Background: Nurses' responses to dealing with the increased functional and copious demands associated with caring for a patient with delirium are not well explored. Design: The study was descriptive and retrospective, adopting quantitative research methodologies. Methods: The Strain of Care for Delirium Index (SCDI) was used to collect data in 2007 from a random sample of the national nurses' register (n=800), in the Republic of Ireland. Results: The subjective burden that nurses experience when caring for patients with delirium was high (M=2.97). The hyperactive/hyperalert subscale was deemed the most challenging to deal with (M=3.41). In relation to individual behaviours, the patients who averaged highest in terms of burden are those who are uncooperative and difficult to manage (M=3.58). Conclusion: This study represents the first reported measurement and examination of the subjective burden nurses experience when caring for patients with delirium, following initial development and testing of a sensitive tool (International Journal of Nursing Studies41, 775). Findings outlined the subtypes and behaviours that increase the burden of caring for patients with delirium. This is an issue that needs to be addressed and further research is needed to explore the impact of nurse reactions further and to identify supportive/preventative methods for nurses. A specific examination into the factors that cause high levels of strain needs is required. Relevance To Clinical Practice: This study highlights and confirms that nursing patients with delirium is challenging for nurses. It raises awareness of the practice and policy implications of nurses' potential negative reactions to these patients. It highlights the need for additional training and education to ensure that nurses understand this condition to provide for prevention, early detection and prompt intervention.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study is to examine the subjective burden experienced by nurses when they provide care for patients with acute delirium.-
dc.description.abstractNurses' responses to dealing with the increased functional and copious demands associated with caring for a patient with delirium are not well explored.-
dc.description.abstractThe study was descriptive and retrospective, adopting quantitative research methodologies.-
dc.description.abstractThe Strain of Care for Delirium Index (SCDI) was used to collect data in 2007 from a random sample of the national nurses' register (n=800), in the Republic of Ireland.-
dc.description.abstractThe subjective burden that nurses experience when caring for patients with delirium was high (M=2.97). The hyperactive/hyperalert subscale was deemed the most challenging to deal with (M=3.41). In relation to individual behaviours, the patients who averaged highest in terms of burden are those who are uncooperative and difficult to manage (M=3.58).-
dc.description.abstractThis study represents the first reported measurement and examination of the subjective burden nurses experience when caring for patients with delirium, following initial development and testing of a sensitive tool (International Journal of Nursing Studies41, 775). Findings outlined the subtypes and behaviours that increase the burden of caring for patients with delirium. This is an issue that needs to be addressed and further research is needed to explore the impact of nurse reactions further and to identify supportive/preventative methods for nurses. A specific examination into the factors that cause high levels of strain needs is required.-
dc.description.abstractThis study highlights and confirms that nursing patients with delirium is challenging for nurses. It raises awareness of the practice and policy implications of nurses' potential negative reactions to these patients. It highlights the need for additional training and education to ensure that nurses understand this condition to provide for prevention, early detection and prompt intervention.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of clinical nursingen_GB
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dc.subjectNURSESen_GB
dc.subjectSTRESSen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshDelirium-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshNurses-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshStress, Psychological-
dc.subject.otherDELIRIUMen_GB
dc.titleA quantitative exploration of the subjective burden experienced by nurses when caring for patients with delirium.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMilford Care Centre, Limerick, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of clinical nursingen_GB

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